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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

Issued at 12.00 noon on 20 September 2020

 

Showers will occur at times in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly heavy rainfalls about 75 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50mm are likely at some places in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.

Strong gusty winds about (50-60) 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 20 September 2020

 

Special Notice

A low pressure area is forming over Northeast Bay of Bengal.

Strong or very strong gusty winds heavy rainfalls and rough or very rough seas can be expected over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal Sea areas (06N-16N, 83E-96E) during next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into aforementioned deep sea of Bay of Bengal until 22nd of September. Those who are in deep sea are advised to reach safer area.

Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

Condition of Rain:

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas around the island. Heavy showers may occur in the Eastern 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 (60-70) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankasanturai and Puttalam and in the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota.

Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph in the deep and shallow sea areas off the coasts extending from Colombo and Galle

There is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Kalpitiya to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle and Hambantota may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.5 – 3.0) m height.

State of Sea:

The sea areas extending from Batticaloa to Colombo via Trincomalee, Kankasanturai and Puttalam and in the sea area extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota can be rough or very rough at times.

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

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 20 September 2020

 

Prevailing Showery and Windy conditions are expected to continue further today, due to active South-west monsoon conditions across the island.

Showers will occur at times in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Heavy rainfalls about 100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50mm are likely at some places in Western province and in Galle and Matara districts.

Strong gusty winds about (50-60) 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 : 21-Sep-2020
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 31 26 85 60 A few showers
Batticaloa 34 26 80 50 Mainly fair
Colombo 30 27 85 75 Showers at times
Galle 29 24 90 80 Showers at times
Jaffna 30 27 80 70 Mainly fair
Kandy 26 22 95 80 Showers at times
Nuwara-Eliya 16 13 95 85 Showers at times
Ratnapura 30 23 95 80 Showers at times
Trincomalee 34 27 75 50 Mainly fair
Mannar 31 27 85 75 A few showers

 

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