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Weather Forecast for today – 13.08.19

Weather Forecast for today: Windy and showery conditions are expected to enhance in the southwestern aspect of the island. Especially in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central, North-West, Northern and Central Provinces and Trincomalee District after 2.00p.m., there is a chance of a sudden rise in wind speed up to 70-80 km / h over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will sometimes take place in the provinces of Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, and Northwest. In some places in the provinces of Central and Sabaragamuwa and in the districts of Galle and Kaluthara, heavy falls over 150 mm are probable.

Some places in the north-western province and in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Matara and Hambantota are probable to have fairly high drops of about 75-100 mm. Showers or thundershowers will take place elsewhere in several locations.

During thundershowers, temporary localized powerful winds may arise. It is kindly requested that the general public take appropriate precautions to minimize the damage caused by lightning activity.

Marine Weather: Sometimes there will be showers or thundershowers in the sea area from Puttalam to Hambantota via Galle.

There is a high likelihood of suddenly increasing wind speeds up to (70-80) kmph and seas can be very rough in the sea areas from Pottuvil to Trincomalee via Hambanthota, Colombo, Puttalam, and Kankasanturai.

Fishermen are advised that venturing into the above sea regions is hazardous. Winds are going to be west to southwest and speed is going to be (30-40) kmph in the island’s sea areas.

During thundershowers, it is possible to expect temporarily powerful rainy winds and rough seas. In this respect, naval and fishing communities are required to be vigilant.

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