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Monday, August 1, 2016

Hydro-meteorological Highlights ,1, August 2016

Highlights :Considerable rainfall was recorded in several areas throughout the previous week. On the 24th 30 mm of rainfall was recoded close to Padiyathalawa and in the southern sea close to Matara. Heavy rainfall was recorded on 25th. On that day 50 mm of rainfall was recorded close to Trincomalee and in Yala National Park region while up to 40mm of rainfall was recorded in Gomarankadawala, Nilaweli, western region of Mullaitivu district, Omantai, Gal Oya and several regions in Moneragala close to Yala National Park. On the same day up to 30 mm of rainfall was recorded in Anuradhapura district, Polonnaruwa district, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Trincomale and adjacent sea and lower part of Moneragala district. On 26th the rainfall that had spread over a wide area on the previous day was seen to have concentrated to a few districts. On that day, up to 60 mm of rainfall was recorded close to Palammoodaikullum in the intersection between Mannar and Vavuniya while between 30-50 mm of rainfall was recorded in the border of Mannar, Vavuniya and Mulativu districts and in Kurunegala and Matale districts. On 27th between 30- 40 mm of rainfall was received by Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa districts while on 28th between 30-40 mm of rainfall was recorded in Vavuniya district. Heavy rainfall was recorded throughout the southern half of the island on 29th with recordings of between 20-50 mm of rainfall. Less rainfall was recorded on 30th compared to the past few days of the week. For the week from 1st-7th August, up to 40 mm of rainfall is expected in the coastal areas in Galle on 1st. No rainfall is expected in the island during the rest of the week. For the coming week, minimum temperature is expected in Nuwara Eliya to be between 15-20 OC while maximum temperature is expected in the Eastern region of the island to be between 35-40 OC. The maximum temperature of Central and Western provinces are expected to lie between 25-30 OC while that of Kurunegala and Puttalam districts will be between 30-35 OC. Between 36-54 km/h westerly and north westerly wind is expected throughout the island at 850 mb level.

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