Very heavy falls about 150 mm expects in coastal, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces

Due to the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal sea area, prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island during tomorrow. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, North-western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly after 2.00p.m.Very heavy falls about 150 mm can be expected at some places in Western, North-western, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara districts.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

The possibility is high for the rough seas off the coast extending from Mannar to Hambanthota via Puttalam, Colombo and Galle with the increase of wind speed up to 70-80kmph during showers or thundershowers.Naval and fishing communities are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the other sea areas around the island.Winds will be North-westerly to westerly in direction and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle. This sea area can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.Winds will be variable in direction in the other sea areas around the island and wind speed will be 15-25 kmph. Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thunder showers.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

The depression over the southeast Arabian Sea area is moving away from the country.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces.Showers or thundershowers will occur at some places elsewhere particularly after 2.00p.m.Heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in the Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva and Western provinces.There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                                          Date :    8-Oct-2018

City        Temperature (0C)            Relative Humidity (%)    Weather

Max       Min        Max       Min

Anuradhapura   32           23           95           60           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Batticaloa            33           25           90           70           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Colombo              29           24           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

Galle      30           23           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

Jaffna    31           25           90           75           several spells of showers

Kandy   29           20           95           75           Showers or thundershowers at times

Nuwara-Eliya     21           13           95           80           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Ratnapura           29           22           95           80           Showers or thundershowers at times

Trincomalee       31           24           95           70           Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m

Mannar                30           25           95           75           several spells