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

The showery and windy conditions over the island, is expected to enhance today.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at most parts of the island.

Heavy rainfalls above 100 mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Northwestern provinces and in Galle and Matara, Mannar and Mullaitivu districts.

Wind speed can increase up to (50-60) kmph at times across the island.

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

Sun is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 28th of August to 07th of September this year due to its apparent southward relative motion. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (06) are Bentota, Meegama, Dodampapitiya, Pelawatta, Bodagama and Kataragamaat about 12.09 noon.

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

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.

Coastal inundation is likely along the coast extending from Beruwala to Hambantota via Galle due to the effect of swell waves. People who are living in coastal areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.

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

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

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A low pressure area has formed over south east Bay of Bengal BoB and adjoining south Andaman sea area. It is likely to intensify further and move north-westwards.

Low pressure over BOB continues to strengthening and will likely become a depression on Friday May 15, then cyclonic storm Amphan this weekend. Turn to NNE likely early next week. Landfall possible from Odisha to Bangladesh next week. No direct impact to Sri Lanka.

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.

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

Heavy rainfalls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

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Disaster Management Sri Lanka Safety Tips – MET issued Weather Alerts for Monsoon & Floods

Rainy condition over Sri Lanka is likely to enhance to some extent, due to the low level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka during next few days.

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most places of the island in the evening or night.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in the coastal areas of Southern and Western provinces during the morning too.

Heavy falls about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva Southern and Western provinces and in Ampara district.

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

Due to the active cloudiness in the sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Hambanthota via Matara, the possibility for heavy showers/thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80 kmph) in the above given shallow and deep sea areas is high. Navel and fishing communities are also requested to be vigilant in this regards.

Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level at some places in Eastern, North-western, North-central, Western and Southern provinces and Mannar, Vauniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Monaragala districts. Drink more water to avoid dehydration.

Sri Lanka Weather Updates via Meteorology Department.

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

Light showers are likely over western and southern coastal areas during the morning too.

Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kalutara, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

There is a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers with severe lightning over most parts of the island during next few days. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.

Showers or thundershowers will occur over the most places of the island in the evening or night.

Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya and Badulla districts.

Lightening Alert!

Increase in Thunder and Lightning activities (Bakmaha Akunu) during April month. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Lightning ⚡ safety tips.
1️⃣ Seek shelter (indoors)
2️⃣ Avoid using wired telephones
3️⃣ Avoid open areas
4️⃣ Avoid using open vehicles
5️⃣ Do not swim

Lightning Safety Tips Bakmaha Akunu
Lightning Safety Tips Sri Lanka

Heat Weather Alert!

Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level at some places Sri Lanka. Drink more water to avoid dehydration. Follow below mentioned safety tips.

Heat Weather Alert Sri Lanka
Heat Weather Alert Sri Lanka

Thundershowers / Heavy Rain Alert!

ACTION REQUIRED:

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:

1. Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

2. Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.

3. Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.

4. Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.

5. Beware of fallen trees and power lines.

6. For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

Last few weeks, Mainly dry weather prevailed over most parts of the Sri Lanka. According to the reports issued by the Sri Lanka Department of meteorology, there is a change in the weather from April 5th.

Rains / Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva, Southern and North-central provinces and in Mannar and Vauniya districts after 2.00 p.m. Several spells of showers will occur in Eastern province.

Fairly heavy rainfalls above 50 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central and Uva provinces. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces during the morning.

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

LATEST SRI LANKA WEATHER ALERTS VIA MET

Last few weeks, The Department of Meteorology has issued an extreme heat weather advisory.

Sri Lanka WEATHER FORECAST FOR SEA AREAS AROUND THE ISLAND DURING NEXT 24 HOURS

Condition of Rain:

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas extending from Mannar to Matara via Puttalam, Colombo and Galle in the evening or night and a few showers may occur in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Hambanthota via Batticaloa.

Winds:

Winds will be variable in direction in the sea area extending from Mannar to Galle via Colombo and winds will be North-easterly in the other sea areas around the island.Wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.

 State of Sea:

The sea area around the island can be moderately rough at times.

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