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Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. (May 24 Report) Expect very heavy Rains and Strong Winds due to impact of cyclone Yaas. Monsoons to establish from May 25

  • South-west Monsoon has now established in Sri Lanka (Update article)
  • Cyclone Yaas to landfall India on May 26
  • Yaas become Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Maximum wind speed 155-165kmph gusting to 185kmph
  • Expect very heavy rains over 150 mm in Sri Lanka
  • Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces to receive over 150mm rainfall which may lead to flood situation
  • Strong Winds / Wind speed can be increased up to 70 kmph at times
  • South-west monsoon has established over Sri Lanka
  • Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the East Central Bay of Bengal
  • Water levels of major rivers rising
  • Minor Floods reporting near several rivers
  • Landslide warning has issued to Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy districts
  • Water Levels rising in four major rivers. Kelani river Kithulgala area, Kalu Ganga Ratnapura area and Millakanda area, Mahaweli river Nawalapitiya area. Water level reached ALERT level and now close to minor flood level.
  • NBRO issued landslides Level-2 warning for Nuwara Eliya district Ambagamuwa, Ratnapura district Eheliyagoda, Kuruwita, Kiriella, Ayagama, Ratnapura, Elapatha, Nivithigala, Kalawana and Pelmadulla DSDs. People living in landslide prones areas be vigilant -DMC
  • NBRO issued landslides Level-1 warning for Galle, Kalutara, Kandy, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura districts. People living in landslide prones areas be vigilant -DMC
  • Expect very heavy rains over 150 mm
  • Strong Winds / Wind speed can be increased up to (50-55) kmph at times
  • Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the East Central Bay of Bengal
  • South-west monsoon condition is gradually establishing over Sri Lanka. The Southwest Monsoon (Niritha Diga Mosam) is expected to arrive over Sri Lanka in May 25 / 26 according to Department of Meteorology Sri Lanka.
  • A low-pressure area is likely to form over East Central Bay of Bengal coming days.
  • The showery condition over South-western part (Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces) of the island and the windy condition over Northern and North-Western provinces are likely to enhance during next few days.
  • Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces during the evening or night.
  • Wind speed can be increased up to (40-50) kmph at times in Western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in Hambantota district.
  • Cyclone Yaas Update – Daily Weather Update – Monsoon Update article
  • May 16- 6.30pm – Due to bad weather situation, 4 died, 3 injured, 1037 displaced, 48,300 persons affected, over 868 houses partially damaged in Sri Lanka due to impact of storm (Tauktae).-DMC
  • May 16- 6.00pm – Several spells of light showers will occur in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Central, Uva, Eastern and North-central provinces during the evening or night. A Few showers will occur in Northern Province.
  • May 16- 6.30pm – Water levels of all rivers reducing -DMC
  • May 15 – 6.30pm Due to bad weather situation, 4 died, 3 injured, 1247 displaced and 46,730 persons affected, over 600 houses partially damaged in Sri Lanka -DMC
  • May 15 – 8.30pm Landslide alert issued for Colombo. Kalutara, Matara, Kegalle and Galle districts -NBRO
  • May 15 – 6.30pm / Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island. Wind speed can gusting up to (50-60) kmph particularly in Northern, North central and North-western provinces.
  • The depression over the southeast Arabian sea has intensified in to a deep depression. Prevailing showery condition in the South-western parts of the country (particularly in Western, Sabaragamuwa, and Central provinces) is expected to continue further. Heavy falls above 100 mm will occur at some places.
  • Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture in the sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Colombo via Mannar.
  • May 15 – 5.30am / Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Several spells of showers will occur Northern and Northcentral provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places in Eastern and Uva provinces during the evening or night.
  • May 15 – 5.30am / Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Galle, Matara, Nuwara-Eliya and Kaluthara districts.
  • May 15 – 5.30am / Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over the island. Wind speed can gusting up to (50-60) kmph particularly in Northern, North central and North-western provinces.
  • May 15 – 6.30am / Major flood situation reports in Gin Ganga River Baddegama area . People living in near river bank be vigilant.
  • May 15 – 9.30am / Massive Rainfall of Max. Rainfall 336.0mm reported in Agalawatta-kalutara (AWS) last 24 hours
  • May 14 – 6.30pm / Major flood situation reports in Attanagalu Oya river Dunamale area. People living in near river bank be vigilant.
  • May 14 – 6.30pm / Prevailing heavy rains, floods and strong wind situation, 3 persons died, 1 injured, 175 displaced and 11,542 persons affected, 205 houses partially damaged as at 6pm May 14 -DMC
  • May 14 – 6.30pm / Level 2 landslide alert issued for Colombo. Kalutara, Matara, Kegalle and Galle districts -NBRO
  • Minor flood situation several areas as water level rising in Kelani (Hanwella), Kalu (Millakanda), Gin ( Baddegama), Nilwala (Panadugama) and Attanagalu Oya ( Dunamale, Giriulla) rivers. People living in near river banks be vigilant.
  • A low-pressure area has formed over southeast Arabian sea and adjoining Lakshadweep. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression on 15th and further it will intensified in to a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. The system is likely to move north-northwestwards towards Gujarat and Pakistan coast around 18th May evening. Under the influence of the system, rough seas and strong winds (50-60 kmph), gusting up to 70-80 kmph can be expected over the southeast Arabian Sea area (00-15N, 60E-75E) during next few days.
  • Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive regarding future forecasts issued in this regard.
  • The sea areas extending from Kankasanturai to Pottuvil via Mannar, Colombo, Galle and Hambanthota can be rough to very rough at times.
  • 13th May 1730hrs (MET); Warning for heavy Rain for Land Areas Prevailing showery condition in the South-western parts of the country (particularly in Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Central provinces) is expected to continue further. Very heavy falls above 200 mm will occur at some places tonight.
  • 13th May 1700 hrs (Irriga. Dept.) ; Water levels observed Minor Flood level at Millakanda area in Kalu Ganga. People living at downstream (Bulathasinhala, Palindanuwara, Millenia, Horana, Dodangoda and Kalutara) need to be vigilant on possible floods.
  • 13th May 1730 hrs (Irriga. Dept.) ; Water levels observed Minor Flood level at Udugama area in Gin Ganga. People living at downstream (Udugama, Mapalagama, Nagoda, Unanvitiya, Welivitiya, Baddegama and Holuwagoda) need to be vigilant on possible floods.
  • 13th May 1740 hrs (Irriga. Dept.) ; Water levels observed Minor Flood level at Panadugama area in Nilwala Ganga. People living at downstream (Pitabeddara. Akuressa, Kanduwa, Malimbada, Kamuburupitiya, Thihagoda, and Athuraliya) need to be vigilant on possible floods.
  • 13th May 1600hrs (NBRO); Landslide Early Warning (valid until 1500hrs 14 May 2021). Level 2 – Alert ; Kalutara District (Agalawatta,Walallawita,Bulathsinhala,Palindanuwara,Ingiriya,Mathugama and Dodangoda DS Divisions). Level 1 – Watch; Galle District (Niyagama,Elpitiya,Nagoda,Neluwa,Baddegama,Thawalama and Yakkalamulla).
  • A low-pressure area has formed over southeast Arabian sea and adjoining Lakshadweep. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression during next 48 hours. The system is likely to move nearly north-northwestwards towards Gujarat and Pakistan coast around 18th May evening.
  • Recorded rainfall last 8-hour

NBRO issued Level 2 Alert for several DS divisions in Kalutara and Galle District district.


People living in Bulathsinhala,Palindanuwara,Agalawatta,Walallawita,Ingiriya,Mathugama and Dodangoda Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas are requested to be vigilant. Level 1 Alert issued for Horana.

NBRO issued Level 1 Watch Alert for several DS divisions in Galle district. Niyagama, Elpitiya, Nagoda, Neluwa, Baddegama, Thawalama and Yakkalamulla Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) andsurrounding areas. People living in those areas are requested to be vigilant.

NBRO issued Level 1 Watch Alert for several DS divisions in Kalutara district.
People living in Bulathsinhala,Palindanuwara,Agalawatta,Walallawita,Ingiriya,Mathugama and Dodangoda Divisional Secretariat Division(s) (DSD) and surrounding areas are requested to be vigilant.

According to the MET, There is a possibility to develop a low pressure area in the southeast Arabian sea area around 14th May. It is likely move North-westward and very likely to intensify further in to a cyclonic storm (Tauktae) during next few days. Under the influence of the system, possibility for heavy showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed up to 60-70 kmph is high in deep and shallow see areas extending from Kankasanturai to Hambanthota via Mannar, Colombo and Galle during next few days.

According to the Lead International Forecaster Jason Nicholls the Depression, then cyclonic storm likely to form in the Arabian Sea Friday and this weekend. Developing system can brush SW India with heavy rain this weekend. The window for possible impacts from land falling cyclone next week looks to be from Oman to Pakistan & Gujarat.

Showers or thundershowers at times will occur at Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Southern and North-western provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere during the evening or night. Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Wind speed can increase up to (40-50) kmph at times over in Northern, North central and North-western provinces and in Hambanthota district. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island during the evening or night. Showers can occur over Eastern province and in Hambanthota district during the morning.
Fairly heavy rainfalls above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Uva, North-western and Southern provinces.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary
localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Landslides Level 1 Alert issued for Kegalle district. Deraniyagala, Yatiyanthota, Galigamuwa, Kegalle, Aranayake, Rambukkana, Bulathkohupitiya areas.

Heavy rainfalls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Galle and Matara districts.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Advisory for Severe Lightning – PLEASE BE AWARE:
Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kurunegala and Badulla districts.
There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
Heavy rainfalls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.
ACTION REQUIRED:
The Department of Meteorology advises that
people should:
 Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never
under trees.
 Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during
thunderstorms.
 Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.
 Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.
 Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
 For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

Showers or thundershowers will occur in most parts of the island during the evening or night. Heavy rainfalls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-western provinces and in Polonnaruwa, Galle and Matara districts.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Sri Lanka weather updates via MET. Heavy Rains, Monsoon, Floods, Cyclone and Weather Updates and Alerts.

Lightening Alert!

Increase in Thunder and Lightning activities (Bakmaha Akunu) during April month and May. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Lightning ⚡ safety tips.
1️⃣ Seek shelter (indoors)
2️⃣ Avoid using wired telephones
3️⃣ Avoid open areas
4️⃣ Avoid using open vehicles
5️⃣ Do not swim

Lightning Safety Tips Bakmaha Akunu

Thundershowers / Heavy Rain Alert!
ACTION REQUIRED:

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:

  1. Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  2. Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.
  3. Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.
  4. Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.
  5. Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
  6. For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

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