Winds expected to enhance over the Island


Windy condition is expected to enhance over the island, particularly in Southern and North-central provinces and Rathnapura, Kaluthara and Trincomalee districts and the central hilly areas up to (60-70) kmph at times.Wind speed can increase up to 60 kmph at times elsewhere.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces.

Heavy falls about 100 mm are likely at some places particularly in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

Several spells of light showers will occur in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts.

Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Uva province and Ampara district after 2.00 pm.

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

On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka during 27th of August to 07th of September in this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead today (30th) are Kudiramalai Point, Medawachchiya, Rathmalgahawewa, Kulumiwakada, Kappalthurai and Foul Point about 12.12 noon.