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2021-05-17

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WEATHER FORECAST FOR 17 May 2021

Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 17 May2021

 

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Eastern and North-central provinces during the evening or night.

Several spells of light showers will occur in Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS

                                                Issued at 05.30 a.m. on 17 May2021

 

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TAUKTAE” over east-central Arabian sea, lay centered at 11.30 p.m. of 16th May, near latitude 17.5°N and longitude 71.9°E. It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. The system is likely to move nearly north-northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast India during 18th May.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture the above mention sea areas.

Condition of Rain:

Showers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Galle via Mannar and Colombo. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in the other sea areas around the island during in the evening or night.

Winds:

Winds will be westerly to south-westerly in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed will be (30-40) kmph in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Puttalam via Mannar. Wind speed will be (20-40) kmph in the other sea areas around the island.

Wind speed can be increased up to (50-55) kmph in the sea area extending from Kankasanturai to Puttalam via Mannar.

State of Sea:

The sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Hambantota via Mannar, Puttalam, Colombo and Galle will be fairly rough. The other sea areas can be moderate.

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST FOR NEXT 36 HOURS

Issued at 04.00 p.m. on 16 May2021

Several spells of light showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Central, Uva, Eastern and North-central provinces during the evening or night.

A Few showers will occur in Northern Province.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                            Date : 17-May-2021
City Temperature (0C) Relative Humidity (%) Weather
Max Min Max Min
Anuradhapura 32 25 90 65 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Batticaloa 32 26 90 65 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Colombo 32 25 90 60 Several spells of showers
Galle 32 25 90 65 Several spells of showers
Jaffna 33 28 80 65 Mainly fair
Kandy 30 22 95 65 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Nuwara-Eliya 20 12 90 60 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Ratnapura 31 24 95 65 Several spells of showers
Trincomalee 30 26 90 70 Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Mannar 32 26 85 65 Mainly fair

 

 

 


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