Rainy condition over the southern half of the island and surrounding sea areas is expected to enhance during next few days, Met. Department says.
According to the today’s weather forecast, showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces of the island today, particularly after 2.00 p.m.
Showers will occur in Western and Southern provinces and in Puttalam District during the morning too.
Heavy falls, above 100mm can be expected at some places, particularly in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva and Western provinces and in Polonnaruwa District.
Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.
Temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers are expected and the public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning.
There is a possibility that sea areas will be fairly rough, off the coast extending from Puttalam to Batticaloa via Colombo and Galle, may experience sea surges until 15th May 2018, due to the effect of swell waves, having 2.0-2.5 m height (This is not for land area.)
The possibility for showers in the sea areas to the South and South-west of Sri Lanka is high during next few days.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in other sea areas in the evening or night.
Heavy falls can be expected at some places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo and Galle.
Winds will be South-westerly in direction in the sea areas around the island and speed will be 20-30 kmph.
Wind speed can be increased up to 45kmph at times in the sea area extending from Puttalam to Kankasanturai via Mannar.
Temporarily very strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.
Weather Forecast for Main Cities : 15-May-2018
Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
City Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 32 25 95 65 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Batticaloa 31 25 90 70 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Colombo 30 26 95 80 Showers or thundershowers
Galle 30 25 90 75 Showers or thundershowers
Jaffna 34 26 85 60 A few showers
Kandy 29 22 95 75 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Nuwara-Eliya 21 13 95 80 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Ratnapura 32 25 95 70 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Trincomalee 32 24 95 70 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Mannar 32 25 90 70 Several spells of showers