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    Naval and fishing communities warned

    August 22, 2019

    Windy condition over the island, particularly in Northern, North-central, North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota districts up to 50 kmph at times and the showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, North-western and Northern provinces. Several spells of showers may occur in Anuradhapura and Badulla districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Ampara and Batticaloa districts after 2.00 pm. Heavy falls above 100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Jaffna, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm are likely at some places in North-western province and in Colombo and Gampaha districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

    Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Hambanthota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Puttalam via Mannar. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island in the evening or night. Winds will be South-westerly and speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. The sea area extending from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be very rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to (60-65) kmph at times and the sea area extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturaican be rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times.Wind speed can be increase up to 50kmph and seas can be fairly rough at times in the other sea areas around the island. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

    WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

    Windy condition over the island, particularly in Northern, North-central, North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota districts up to 50 kmph at times and the showery condition in South-western part of the island is expected to enhance to some extent during next few days.Showers or thundershowers will occur in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces and in Mannar and Jaffna districts.Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Ampara, Batticaloa and Badulla district after 2.00 pm. Heavy falls about 100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Nuwara-Eliya, Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm are likely at some places in North-western province and in Colombo and Gampaha districts. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

       Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    22-Aug-2019

    City        Temperature (0C)            Relative Humidity (%)    Weather

    Max       Min        Max       Min

    Anuradhapura   33           25           90           60           Several spells of showers

    Batticaloa            32           25           90           70           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

    Colombo              31           24           90           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Galle      29           25           90           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Jaffna    32           26           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Kandy   30           22           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Nuwara-Eliya     19           14           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Ratnapura           32           24           95           70           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Trincomalee       35           26           90           50           Mainly fair

    Mannar                31           25           80           65           Showers or thundershowers at times

    Last modified on Thursday, 22 August 2019 12:16

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