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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 19 FEBRUARY 2020

Issued at 12.00 noon on 18 FEBRUARY 2020

 

Mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island.

There is a possibility for ground frost in some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district at the early hours of the morning.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times in Hambanthota, Monaragala and Puttalam districts.

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

Issued at 12.00 noon on 18 February 2020

 

Condition of Rain:

Mainly fair weather will prevail over sea areas around the island.

Winds:

Winds will be North-easterly and speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph at times in the sea areas extending from Galle to Potuvil via Hambanthota and the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam.

State of Sea:

The sea areas extending from Galle to Potuvil via Hambanthota and the sea areas extending from Mannar to Colombo via Puttalam can be fairly rough at times.

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 18 February 2020

 

Mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island.

There is a possibility for ground frost in some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district at the early hours of the morning.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times in Hambanthota, Monaragala and Puttalam districts.

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                            Date : 19-Feb-2020
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 32 21 85 50 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 30 23 90 65 Mainly fair
Colombo 33 24 75 65 Mainly fair
Galle 31 23 85 70 Mainly fair
Jaffna 30 22 85 50 Mainly fair
Kandy 32 18 90 50 Mainly fair
Nuwara-Eliya 22 5 90 20 Mainly fair
Ratnapura 35 22 90 50 Mainly fair
Trincomalee 30 26 70 55 Mainly fair
Mannar 31 23 80 60 Mainly fair

 

 

 

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Tsunami Simulation Exercise

A tsunami simulation exercise was conducted in Hambantota and Batticaloa on October 14 at 6.30 in the morning in order to provide an opportunity to Indian Ocean countries to exercise their operational lines of communications, review their tsunami warnings and emergency response procedures, and to promote emergency preparedness.

This exercise was organized by the Intergovernmental Coordination Group of Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (ICG/IOTWS). This exercise was conducted in 15 countries in the Indian Ocean on the same day, to coincide with World Disaster Reduction Day.

In this event, the Department of Meteorology as the National Meteorological and Tsunami Early Warning Centre was issued the ‘Tsunami Watch’ and ‘Tsunami Warnings’ only to the Disaster Management Centre according to this exercise. The Disaster Management Centre was disseminated these messages to the selected communities through their early warning dissemination system.

The main purpose of Exercise tsunami incident 2009 was to test national standard operating procedures and the operational lines of communication between the National Tsunami Warning Centre and Japan Metrological Agency (JMA) and Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii, USA and improve coordination throughout the region.

Last Updated: 02 December 2014