Welcome showers forecast, Sun over country | Sunday Observer

Welcome showers forecast, Sun over country

2 September, 2020

The Meteorology Department said the showery conditions over the island would continue today.

It predicted showers or thunder-showers over most places in Uva, Eastern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

“Heavy showers about 100mm are likely at some places. Fairly heavy showers over 75 mm are likely at some places in western, North-western and southern provinces.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph at times over North-central and North-western provinces and in Hambantota district.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity and localized strong winds during thunder-showers,” the Department said in its weather bulletin.

The Department also said the Sun is directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka from August 28 to September 7 due to its apparent southward relative motion.

The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today are Madurankuli, Talgaswewa, Hunugallewa, Mannampitjya and Kalkudah at about 12.09 noon.

The highest temperature of 37.6 Celsius degrees was recorded in Mattala during the 24 hours ended at 8.30am yesterday.

The Department also requested naval and fishing communities to be vigilant over rough seas.

“The sea areas extending from Galle to Trincomalee via Hambantota and Batticaloa can be rough at times. The other sea areas around the island can be moderately rough at times. Temporarily strong gusty winds (up to 70-80 kmph) and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers” its weather bulletin said.