Nuwara Eliya records highest rainfall in the past 24 hours

Nuwara Eliya records highest rainfall in the past 24 hours

Nuwara Eliya records highest rainfall in the past 24 hours

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Sep, 2020 | 10:16 am

Colombo (News 1st); Nuwara Eliya recorded the highest rainfall of 151.5 mm during a 24 hour window from 05:00 AM on Friday (18) to 05:00 AM on Saturday, said the Department of Meteorology.

Ratnapure recorded 127 mm of rain and Eheliyagoda recorded 144 mm of rain, it added.

The Met Department said over 100 mm of rain can be expected in the Central, Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces on Satuday (19).

Prevailing Showery and Windy conditions are expected to continue further today, due to active South-west monsoon conditions across the island.

Showers will occur at times in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly heavy rainfalls about 75mm are likely at some places in Galle, Matara and Kaluthara districts.

Several spells of showers may occur in North-central province.

Strong gusty winds about (50-60) kmph can be expected across the island, particularly in the Northern, North-central and North-western provinces, Trincomalee and Hambanthota districts and in the western slopes of the central hills.

The Met Department went on to note, There is a possibility of formation of low pressure area over Northeast Bay of Bengal around 20th September 2020.

Strong or very strong gusty winds heavy rainfalls and rough or very rough seas can be expected over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal Sea areas (06N-16N, 83E-96E) during next few days.

Navel and fishing communities are advised not to venture into aforementioned deep sea of Bay of Bengal from 19th September until 22nd of September.

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