Heavy rain batters Sri Lanka; More in offing

September 5, 2017 5:01 PM |

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Monsoon showers have shown kindness over the neighboring country, Sri Lanka almost all through the month of August. With a short break of a day or two, otherwise, parts of the country have mainly recorded rains.

The rains in the month of September also followed the footprints of the rainfall that had occurred in August and the month started with some good rains. In fact, moderate with isolated heavy rains have occurred in the Sri Lanka, particularly the southern districts of the country.

In the span of 24 hours, the capital city Colombo recorded 24 m of rains, Nuwara Eliya 22.2 mm, Ratmalana 17.9 mm, and Hambantota witnessed 8.5 mm of rains. Meanwhile Galle recorded hefty showers to the tune of 100 mm.

As per Skymet Weather, a cyclonic circulation is persisting over the Comorian area. Moreover, a trough is also extending from the eastern parts of the country to Comorin area across interior Tamil Nadu. In the wake of both these weather systems, moderate to heavy showers are likely to continue in the country mainly over the southern and western parts of the country.

Thus, regions such as Jaffna, Mannar, and Pamban may witness moderate to heavy rains for the next 2-3 days Whereas, the northern parts of Sri Lanka that include regions such as Galle, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya may brace for some scattered light rains.

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