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Showers and thundershowers predicted due to low-level atmospheric disturbance over the island

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Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 14 November 2023 by the Department of  Meteorology

The low-level atmospheric disturbance over the island still persists due to the influence of low-pressure area development in the South-west Bay of Bengal.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times over the coastal areas of Northern, North-Western, Western and Southern provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere over the island after 02.00 p.m. Fairly heavy showers above 75mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, North-central and Northern provinces.

Winds will be North-easterly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph. Wind speed can increase up to (50-55)kmph at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota.

The sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Pottuvil via Kankasanthurai, Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Hambantota can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island will be slight but temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.



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Showers or thundershowers in Western, Southern, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva and Central provinces

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 25

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 25 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Badulla district during the morning.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Southern, Eastern, Sabaragamuwa, Uva  and Central provinces in the evening or night.

Winds will be North-easterly or Easterly and wind speed will be (20-25) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar.

The sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Hambantota via Matara and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar can be fairly rough at times.  The other sea areas around the island will be Slight. Strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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Showers or thundershowers expected in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, North-central and Uva provinces in the evening or night

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 24

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 24 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western, North-central and Uva provinces in the evening or night.

Wind will be variable and wind speed will be (15-25) kmph in the sea areas around the island. Wind speed may increase up to (40-45) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Matara to Hambantota and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar.

Sea areas around the island will be Slight but the sea areas off the coasts extending from Matara to Hambantota and from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar can be fairly rough at times. Strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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Heat index advisory issued for North-western province and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Monaragala Districts

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Heat index Advisory Issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre at 02.30 p.m. 22 February 2024, valid for 23 February 2024

Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in North-western and North-central provinces and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee Districts.

The Heat Index Forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is the condition that is felt on your body. This is not the forecast of maximum temperature. It is generated by the Department of Meteorology for the next day period and prepared by using global numerical weather prediction model data.

ACTION REQUIRED

Job sites: Stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible.
Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick.
Vehicles: Never leave children unattended.
Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated. Dress: Wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

Note:  In addition, please refer to advisories issued by the Disaster Preparedness & Response Division, Ministry of Health in this regard as well. For further clarifications please contact 011-7446491.

 

 

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