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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 17th JANUARY 2019

(Issued at 1200 noon on 16th January 2019)

Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the island (particularly in Eastern, Uva Western, North-western and North-central provinces and in Hambanthota and Mannar districts) and surrounding sea areas in next few days (from today night).

Several spells of light showers will occur in Uva and Central provinces and in Batticaloa and Ampara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Eastern, Uva, North-central and Western provinces and in Hambanthota district.

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 SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING

NEXT 24 HOURS (Issued at 1200 noon on 16thJanuary2019)

Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the Western, North-western, Eastern and South-eastern sea areas of the island in next few days (from today night).

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Hambantota to Batticaloa via Pottuvil.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at few places in the sea area off the coast extending from Kaluthara to Mathara via Galle in the evening or night.

Winds will be North-easterly and wind speed will be 30-40 kmph in the sea areas around the island.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Balapitiya via Puttalam and Colombo, and the sea area off the coast extending from Matara to Trincomalee via Batticaloa can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 kmph at times.

Temporarily strong gusty winds and rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

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

WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

(ISSUED AT 1600 HOURS ON 16th JANUARY 2019)

Windy condition is expected to strengthen to some extent over the island (particularly in Eastern, Uva Western, North-western and North-central provinces and in Hambanthota and Mannar districts) and surrounding sea areas in next few days (from today night).

Several spells of light showers will occur in Uva and Central provinces and in Batticaloa and Ampara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Eastern, Uva, North-central and Western provinces and in Hambanthota district.

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 : 17-Jan-2019
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 31 21 90 60 Mainly fair
Batticaloa 28 24 90 80 Several spells of light showers
Colombo 33 23 85 60 Mainly fair
Galle 29 25 95 80 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Jaffna 29 23 85 70 Mainly fair
Kandy 30 18 95 70 Several spells of light showers
Nuwara-Eliya 20 13 95 80 Several spells of light showers
Ratnapura 33 22 95 60 Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Trincomalee 28 24 85 70 Mainly fair
Mannar 29 23 85 70 Mainly fair
   
           

 

 


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