Heavy rains, rough seas expected today

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.

Marine weather

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.

City weather


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