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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 13

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 13 February 2024 by the Department of Meteorology

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

Showers will occur in Northern, Eastern, North-central  and Uva provinces and in  Matale and Nuwara-Eliya districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts after 2.00 p.m.

Winds will be north-easterly. Fairly strong winds about (30-40) kmph can be expected at times in eastern slopes of the central hills and in Northern, North-Central, Southern,North-western, Uva and Eastern provinces. Wind speed may increase up to (55-60) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota, and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam.

The sea areas off the coasts from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota and from Colombo to Kankasanthurai via Puttalam, can be rough at times. Other sea areas around the island can be moderate.



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

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Weather observations issued by the Department of Meteorology on 2024 02 23

Weather forecast issued at 05.30 a.m. on 23 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 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

Sea areas around the island will be Slight but 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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