Monday, August 22, 2016
Hydro-meteorological Highlights , 22, August 2016
Highlights :The week from 12th-18th August was slightly wet compared to the previous week. Rainfall less than 10 mm was experienced by several districts including Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kegalle, Kandy, Gampaha, Kurunegala and Ratnapura. The highest rainfall for the week was recorded on 14th in the border of Kegalle and Nuwara Eliya with a rainfall of 20 mm. For the period from 14th-20th August lowest temperature was recorded in Nuwara Eliya to be between 15-20 OC while the maximum temperature was recorded from the eastern coastal belt to be between 25-40 OC. Overall the entire country has experienced 1-3 OC increase in temperature above normal conditions. For the period from 13th-19th August up to 54 km/h north westerly wind was experienced by the entire island. For the coming week from 22nd-28th August wet weather conditions are expected in Kalutara, Galle and Moneragala districts. On 22nd between 20-40 mm of rainfall is expected close to Moneragala and Buttala. On 23rd up to 40 mm of rainfall is expected in Colombo, Kalutara, Galle and the adjacent sea and close to Maskeliya. For the period from 23rd-26th up to 20 mm of rainfall is expected in the western province and the adjacent sea. On 27th up to 20 mm of rainfall is expected close to Beruwala, Bentota and the adjacent ocean. Considerably high rainfall is expected on 28th . On that day between 40-70 mm of rainfall is expected in the coastal areas of Colombo and the adjacent sea and up to 40 mm of rainfall is expected in the rest of the western province, western sea and Galle district. On the same day 10-20 mm of rainfall is expected in Moneragala and in the north eastern coastal areas including Trincomalee, Mullaitivu and Chundikulum. Maximum temperature is expected in Ampara district to be between 35-40 OC while minimum temperature is expected in Nuwara Eliya to be between 15-20 OC. Up to 54 km/h north westerly wind is expected in the southern half of the country.