Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Sri Lanka Monsoon, Floods, Cyclone and Weather Updates and Alerts.

The sun is expected to be directly over Sri Lanka starting from August 29 till September 7. Sun on it’s apparent march from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere, will be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during the period of August 29 to September 7, 2020.

The latitudes at which the Sun will be directly overhead, the closest towns corresponding to the given latitudes and the times at which the Sun will appear overhead are as follows.

Several areas including Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, would also experience hot weather and residents were warned to take extra precautions when they are out in the open in these areas.

Drink more WATER Potable water symbol to keep body cool and to avoid Dehydration as hot Weather continues.

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET.

The showery condition over the island, particularly in the south-western part is expected to enhance to some extent during 28 and 29 of July 2020 due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka.
Very heavy rainfalls above 150 mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara
districts.
Heavy rainfalls about 100 mm are likely at some places in Northern, North-central and Northwestern provinces and Trincomalee district.
Wind speed can increase up to (60-70) kmph at times in Southern province, Polonnaruwa, and Matale districts and along the western slopes of the central hills.

DAMAGE EXPECTED:

  • Heavy rains may trigger landslides in hilly areas.
  • Water inundation in low lying areas
  • Uprooting of large avenue trees.

ACTION SUGGESTED:

  • People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide prone areas) are requested to be
    vigilant.
  • Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant.
  • Take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
  • Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
  • Be alert on the advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology.
  • For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.
  • Cyclone Amphan moving away from Sri Lanka
  • Expect heavy rains some places
  • Expect strong winds
  • Water level of rivers rising
  • Minor Flood reports several areas
  • Landslides warning issued
  • People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide prone areas) are requested to be vigilant.
  • Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the shallow and deep sea areas around the Island until further notice
  • Over 2600 people affected & 4 deaths reports
  • 9 houses fully damaged and 473 partially damaged

Old News ===

Prevailing showery condition in the South-western part of the country (particularly in Southern,
Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces) is expected to continue further. Very heavy
falls above 150 mm will occur at some places in Nuwara-Eliya, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kaluthara,
Galle and Matara districts during next 24 hours.

The Super Cyclonic Storm ”AMPHAN” (pronounced as UM-PUN) over west-central Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, lay centered near latitude 14.9°N and longitude 86.5°E, about 900 km North-east of Trincomalee at 11.30 p.m. yesterday (18th May). It is very likely to move north-northeastwards towards west Bengal coast during the afternoon of 20th May.

Due to the influence of the system, the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further. Heavy showers above 100 mm are likely at some places. Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times over the island. Cloudy skies can be expected over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces with isolated heavy showers above 100 mm in Nuwara-Eliya, Kandy, Matale, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of Showers will occur in North and North-central provinces.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity during thundershowers.

Landfall possible from Odisha to Bangladesh next week. No direct impact to Sri Lanka.

Due to the influence of the system the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further. Very heavy showers above 150mm are likely at some places. Wind speed can be increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces with isolated very heavy showers exceeding 150mm.

Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly in Uva and Eastern provinces in the evening or night

DMC released complete Guide, What To Do Before, During, and After a Disaster Situation

Sri Lanka: Floods from Southwest Monsoon

Anticipated crisis impact

Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre (DMC) states that the current weather pattern in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Batticoloa via Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota, is currently making heavy showers/thunderstorms and sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80 km/h) in the shallow and deep see areas likely. Warnings to the population, especially to naval and fishing communities have been issued.

The Southwest Monsoon is expected to arrive over Sri Lanka in mid to late May 2020. Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Ratnapura and Kegalle districts are at very high risk of monsoon impact.

According to the National Department of Meteorology, an estimated 35,000 to 50,000 families may be displaced, based on analysis of previous floods and landslides.

Additionally, Colombo and Kalutara districts are identified as high-risk areas for COVID-19 outbreak, while Gampaha and Puttalam are at moderate risk. Special guidelines at central and district level have been issued for response and relief management, planning for early evacuations to pre-identified safe centres, camp management, and food supply. A separate quarantine centre will be established in each district exposed to the southwest monsoon.

Sri Lanka DMC Disaster Management Safety Tips – MET issued Weather Alerts Monsoon

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