Hot cold over the Island

Published : 8:10 am  January 14, 2016 | No comments so far |  |  (257) reads | 

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BY DARSHANA SANJEEWA Dry and chill weather would prevail in most parts of the country during the first two months of the year, the Meteorology Department said yesterday .

The rainy weather experienced hitherto would decrease by February, Duty Meteorologist Anusha Warnasuriya said. She said dry and cold wind blowing from the Indian land-mass will establish a comparatively cool but dry weather over many parts making the atmosphere pleasant and comfortable except for some rather cold morning hours.

She said cloud-free skies would provide days full of sunshine while nights would be pleasant and cool. “The nights will be colder during the nights and morning hours, while the temperature would be high during day time,” Ms. Warnasuriya said. However, she said several showers could be expected in Southern coastal areas and Eastern parts of the country. Meanwhile, she said ground frost is most likely at some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district during the early hours of the day. The maximum temperature 33.7 c was reported from Nuwara-Eliya yesterday. Light showers were reported from a few places in the Ratnapura and Galle Districts. Highest rainfall 14.3 mm was reported from Athu Ela in the Galle District. The Department said that atmospheric pressure values over Sri Lanka were above average during the past days.