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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 16 May 2022

Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 16 May 2022

South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Heavy showers about 100 mm can occur at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in Northern Province and in Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts.

Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the western slope of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Hambantota district.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS

Issued at 1200 noon on 16 May 2022

Wind speed can be increased up to (60-70) kmph in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Galle and Hambanthota. There is also a possibility of swell waves (about 2.0 - 2.5 m) in these sea areas.

Therefore, Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island during the evening or night.
Winds:

Winds will be south-westerly and wind speed will be (40-45) kmph.  Wind speed can be increased up to (60-70) kmph in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Galle and Hambanthota. Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Trincomalee.

State of Sea:

The sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Puttalam, Galle and Hambanthota will be rough and very rough at times.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Kankasanturai to Trincomalee will be rough at times.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 16 May 2022

South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Heavy showers above 100 mm can occur at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of showers will occur in Northern Province and in Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts.

Strong winds about (40-50) kmph can be expected at times over the western slope of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

 

    Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                             Date : 17-May-2022
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 32 25 95 60 A few showers
Batticaloa 35 25 85 55 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 4.00p.m
Colombo 30 25 95 80 Showers or thundershowers at times
Galle 29 25 95 85 Showers or thundershowers at times
Jaffna 32 28 75 65 A few showers
Kandy 28 22 90 80 Showers or thundershowers at times
Nuwara-Eliya 17 14 95 85 Showers or thundershowers at times
Ratnapura 32 24 95 90 Showers or thundershowers at times
Trincomalee 33 26 85 55 Mainly fair
Mannar 31 28 85 75 A few showers

 

 

 

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