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Monday, August 8, 2016

Hydro-meteorological Highlights , 8, August 2016

Highlights :Dry weather conditions prevailed in the previous week from 31st July to 6th August. The RFE 2.0 model shows a rainfall deficit of 10-25% in the South Western side of the island. The lowest temperature was reported from Nuwara Eliya to be around 20 OC while the maximum temperature was recorded from the eastern coastal belt of the island to be between 35-40 OC. During the previous week the temperature of the entire country was 1-3 OC above normal. Westerly wind with speed of 36-55 km/h was recorded all over the country. For the week from 8th-14th August, mostly dry weather conditions are expected in the earlier part of the week. Between 10-20 mm of rainfall are expected on 9th and 13th close to Kalutara district. On 14th up to 40 mm of rainfall is expected in the Western Province and the western sea while up to 20 mm of rainfall is expected in Gampaha, Galle and the adjacent sea. Maximum temperature is expected from the Northern and North Central provinces to be between 35-40 OC while the lowest temperature is expected from Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela to be between 15-20 OC. Up to 36 km/h north westerly wind is expected in Southern, Western, and Sabaragamuwa provinces and Nuwara Eliya and Moneragala areas while up to 28 km/h south westerly wind is expected in Kurunegala, Kandy, Matale and Ampara areas.

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