Showers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, and North-Western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts.
Very heavy showers above 150mm may occur at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.
For September 6th, Heavy showers above 100mm may occur at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle, and Matara districts. Massive rainfall of 150mm was reported in Hanwella – AWS, Avissawella, 114mm (Colombo District) and Waharaka Kegalle 133 mm during last 24-hour period. A low-pressure area is expected to form over the North of May of Bengal late this week and to move towards India.
DMC issued an early warning for flood; Possibility of occurring a flood situation in some locations of Attanagalu, Kalu, Kelani, Gin Ganga and Nilwala basins are already saturated with water, if heavy rainfall occurs in one or more of those river basins, there is a risk of flooding in some areas of those basins. flood-prone areas of above river basins are requested to be vigilant in that regard.
Several spells of showering may occur in the Northern and North-central provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere in the evening or night.
Strong winds of about 50 kmph can be expected at times over the western slopes of the Central hills.
Strong winds gusting up to (60-70) kmph and very rough seas can be expected in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota due to active Southwest Monsoon condition.
There is a possibility to increase swell waves (about 2.5 – 3.0 m) in the above sea areas. Therefore, it is advised not to venture into fishing and naval activities in the above sea areas during the next 24 hours.
National Building Research Organization NBRO issued landslides alert 1 & 2 for 5 districts due to prevailing rainy condition. NBRO issued landslides alert for Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kurunegala, and Kalutara districts due to prevailing heavy rains.
The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
On the apparent southward relative motion of the sun, it is going to be directly over the latitudes of Sri Lanka from 28th of August to the 07th of September this year. The nearest towns of Sri Lanka over which the sun is overhead tomorrow (06) are Bentotta (Kaluthara District), Pothupitiya (Rarhnapura District), Bodagama (Monaragala District about 12.09 noon.