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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 01 OCTOBER 2020

Issued at 12.00 noon on 30 September 2020

 

Several spells showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Several spells of light showers may occur in North Western province.

Strong gusty winds of about (40-50) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central and North-western provinces, Trincomalee and Hambanthota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

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

Issued at 12.00 noon on 30 September 2020

 

Condition of Rain:

Showers will occur at several places in the sea area 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. Heavy showers may occur in the Northern and North-eastern deep sea areas.

Winds:

Winds will be south-westerly in the sea areas around the island and the wind speed will be (30-40) kmph.

Wind speed can increase up to (50-55) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturai and in the sea area extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

State of Sea:

The deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Mannar and Kankasanturai and in the sea area off the coasts extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be fairly rough at times.

The other sea areas around the island can be moderately rough at times.  

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 30 September 2020

 

Tonight:

Showers will occur at times in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

Fairly heavy rainfalls above 75mm are likely at some places in Southern province and in Kaluthara and Rathnapura districts.

 

Tomorrow:

Several spells showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces. Several spells of light showers may occur in North Western province.

Strong gusty winds of about (40-50) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central and North-western provinces, Trincomalee and Hambanthota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

 

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                            Date : 1-Oct-2020
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 30 24 90 70 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 32 24 90 70 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Colombo 29 25 90 80 Several spells of showers
Galle 29 24 90 85 Several spells of showers
Jaffna 29 23 95 80 Mainly fair
Kandy 27 22 95 75 Several spells of showers
Nuwara-Eliya 18 13 95 80 A few showers
Ratnapura 28 23 95 85 Several spells of showers
Trincomalee 30 24 95 65 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Mannar 29 27 85 75 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