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Monday, September 19, 2016

Hydro-meteorological Highlights , 19, September 2016

Highlights :Mostly dry weather conditions were experienced in the previous week from 10th-17th September along with slight rainfall in some areas. Highest rainfall of 60 mm was recorded from Kirama area close to Matara Hambantota border on the 12th. On the 15th up to 20 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mutur, Baduluwewa and Inginiyagala while the surrounding regions received up to 15 mm of rainfall. On the same day up to 90 mm of rainfall is shown in the eastern sea close to Vakarai. Within the week the RFE 2.0 tool shows total rainfall of between 50-75 mm near Kirama area close to Matara-Hambantota border, 10-25 mm in Trincomalee, Seruwawila and Trikonamadua areas in the Eastern Province and Ratnapura town and nearby areas. It also shows 5-10 mm of total rainfall in several areas of Kegalle and Ratnapura districts and rainfall of less than 5 mm in several areas in the Anuradhapura district and Ampara district. During the week the minimum temperature of 15-20 OC was recorded in Nuwara Eliya while the maximum temperature was recorded in the North Eastern region of the country that includes Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee and Vavuniya districts. Up to 55 km/h north westerly wind was experienced by the Southern province while the rest of the island experienced 36 km/h north westerly winds. The IMD GFS models predicts dry weather conditions in the coming week from 19th-25th except rainfall in some areas in the south western side of the country. The model predicts between 10-20 mm of rainfall in Kalutara, Galle and close by areas and the adjacent sea on 19th-21st and 24th-25th. On 21st between 10-20 mm of rainfall is predicted in Colombo as well. On 22nd between 10-20 mm of rainfall is expected in Kokkilai, Pulmoddai and surrounding areas. In the coming week up to 55 km/h north westerly wind is expected in southern and sabaragamuwa provinces while the rest of the country other than the northern region may experience up to 36 km/h north westerly winds. Kurunegala, Matale and Polonnaruwa districts may experience south westerly winds.

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