El Nino has intensified dry spell: Met Dept.

2016-02-05 03:33:38

The current dry spell experienced in the country is a result of the EL Nino phenomenon, the Department of Meteorology said yesterday.

A duty forecaster from the Department told the Daily Mirror that the dry weather normally prevailed at this time of the year brought on by the dry winds which blows from the North but said it had intensified this year as a result of the El Nino.

El Niño is a climate pattern that describes the unusual warming of surface waters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. El Nino is the “warm phase” of a larger phenomenon called the El Nino-Southern Oscillation

The department said there had been no rainfall in any part of the country during the past few days.

The temperature in most parts of the country was high with the highest temperature of 35.5c degrees reported from Colombo and 35.4c degrees reported from Katunayake while the temperatures in Hambantota, Kurunegala, Ratnapura and Ratmalana were more than 33c degrees.

However it was predicted that some rains could be expected during the weekend. Rains are specifically forecast in the Eastern and Uva provinces. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • ET Friday, 5 February 2016 06:55

    Are the emissions from the coal power plant effecting the El Nino affect? Are dust paeticles from the coal power plant carried through wind to tea plantations? Will it destroy tea plantations? One prominent Discovery channel scientist few decades back had a similar comment. Can we investigate?

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    BUSHEL Friday, 5 February 2016 08:27


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    Top Cat Friday, 5 February 2016 08:38

    Now we have El Nino as an excuse for many things! But, no one will even give a thought to this NONA and take the essential steps to overcome it!!!

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    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 5 February 2016 08:44

    Man acts; mother nature reacts, climate changes does occure; man names them with different names; El Nino is one such.

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    usuf Friday, 5 February 2016 17:27

    Is this due to the curse of the Creator via DM Android App

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