The island nation of Sri Lanka has been witnessing scattered light to moderate rains for the past 24 hours. While the intensity of rain is not much, these light rains have been keeping the temperatures under control, thereby, making the weather comfortable.
In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Thursday, Trincomalee witnessed light rain to the tune of 7 mm, Vavuniya 6.1 mm, Jaffna 3.4 mm, Mannar 2.4 mm, Puttalam 1.9 mm, Galle 1.2 mm and Ratnapura 0.8 mm rains. In the same time span, Colombo, Batticaloa, Ratmalna and Nuwara Eliya also recorded traces of rain.
As per Skymet Weather, these rains can be attributed to moderate northeasterly winds which are increasing moisture over the country leading to cloud formation and subsequent rainfall. The maximum temperatures over the East coast of Sri Lanka are in the comfortable range settling between 27°C and 28°C.
Meanwhile, the West Coast and the interior parts of the country are witnessing slightly warm weather during the day. Here, the maximum temperatures are ranging between 29°C - 30°C. In fact, the mornings and nights are also slightly warm across the country as the minimums are settling around 22°C - 25°C.
Now, it is anticipated that after 24 hours, the intensity of rain would reduce, and only light rain may occur at a few places. The temperatures are also likely to rise marginally after the dispersal of rains. The reduction in the intensity of rain would occur due to the diminished speed of the northeasterly winds. Moreover, the trough which is running South of Sri Lanka would also move further south.
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