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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 3, February 2016


Highlights:


Dry conditions were observed throughout the country between 27th January- 1st February except in the south western region of the country. In this region up to 40 mm rainfall was seen on the 26th. Furthermore, the entire country received less than average rainfall in January. Most models predict a continuation in dry conditions in the next two weeks.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 28, January 2016


Highlights:


Slight amounts of rainfall was observed in the country during the week 19th – 25th January. Kantale received heavy rainfall on 23rd January. Ocean around Nilaveli received rainfall on 23rd and 24th January and the rest of the country did not receive significant rainfall during this period. NOAA NCEP models predict no rainfall during next week in the entire country. MJO shall be in phase 3 therefore rainfall conditions shall slightly enhance in Sri Lanka.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 21, January 2016


Highlights:


Apart from the ocean around the eastern province receiving slight amounts of rainfall on 13th and 14th of January, no significant rainfall was observed during 13th – 19th January in the entire country. NOAA NCEP models predict slight increase of rainfall during next week in northern and central regions of the country. MJO shall be in phase 3 and rainfall conditions shall be enhanced slightly in Sri Lanka.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 14, January 2016


Highlights:


During the week 6th – 12th January, ocean near Kattankudy received the highest rainfall up to 180 mm on 6th January while Relatively high rainfall was observed in several regions in Batticaloa, Ampara and Polonnaruwa on the same day. No significant rainfall was observed during the rest of week. NOAA NCEP models predict decrease of rainfall during next week in the entire country. MJO shall be in phase 1 which shall enhance rainfall conditions in Sri Lanka.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 7, January 2016


Highlights:


During the week 26th December – 1st January, highest rainfall was observed in western region of Kilinochchi and the ocean near Delft Island on 27th December. Relatively high rainfall was observed in several regions in Matale, Moneragala and Badulla. NOAA NCEP models predict increase of rainfall during next week in south eastern region. MJO phase is in 7 and shall suppress rainfall of the country significantly. A continuation of strong El NiƱo conditions is predicted by the IRI and therefore in January the rainfall shall be low.
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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 31 December, 2015


Highlights:


Slight decrease of rainfall was observed in the entire country in the week 23rd – 29th December. Highest rainfall was observed in western region of Kilinochchi and the ocean near Delft Island on 27th December. Relatively high rainfall was observed in several regions in Matale, Moneragala and Badulla. NOAA NCEP models predict increase of rainfall during next week. MJO phase is in 6 and shall continue to slightly suppress rainfall of the country.
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Weekly Hydro-meteorological Report, 23 December, 2015


Highlights:


As predicted in the previous week there was a significant decrease in rainfall in the entire country. NOAA NCEP models predict that the rainfall shall decrease further in the next two weeks. The highest rainfall observed this week was on the 17th near the district boundary separating Anuradhapura and Mannar districts. Apart from that the coastal region from Trincomalee to Kalmunai received relatively high rainfall. High sea surface temperature is observed in the entire Indian Ocean. The MJO is still in phase 5 and shall continue to suppress rainfall slightly.
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