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Hefty rains to continue over Sri Lanka

December 20, 2017 4:54 PM |

Sr Lanka Rain

Sri Lanka has been witnessing on and off Northeast Monsoon showers from the past few days. Normally Northeast Monsoon begins in the month of October and lasts until December. In India, in the month of December Northeast Monsoon remains weak.


However, in Sri Lanka Northeast Monsoon lasts longer as the country is in close proximity to the equator. Normally, rains occur due to the cyclonic circulation over Southwest Bay of Bengal, a system in the Comorian region or any Northeast Monsoon weather system.

In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday, Trincomalee witnessed heavy rain to the tune of 60.2 mm, Jaffna 52.8 mm, Vavuniya 31.8 mm, Maha Illuppallama 29.6 mm, Batticaloa 24 mm, Pottuvil 18.2 mm and Anuradhapura 16.8 mm rains. These rains can be attributed to the cyclonic circulation which is persisting in the Comorian region.

Click the image below to see the live lightning and thunderstorm across Sri Lankasri lanka

As per Skymet Weather, varied intensity rains are likely to continue over Sri Lanka during the next three days. At present, the intensity of rains is more in the northern parts of Sri Lanka, however, it is expected that moderate showers would also occur in the southern belt of the country in the coming days.

The weather across Sri Lanka will remain comfortable and the maximum temperatures will settle in lower 30’s and the minimum temperatures will settle in mid 20’s.


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