Heavy rains till 10am

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Heavy rains are expected to persist till 10 this morning after which rainfall is expected to gradually decrease, according to the Met Department. As of 8 this morning the Met Department had recorded 435 mm of rainfall in Colombo, the worst effected area.

“After 10 the rains will gradually decrease but certain parts of the island could experience heavy showers. By afternoon we expect fairly widespread thundershowers,” the Meteorologist on Duty Gayana Hendavithara told the Daily Mirror.

By evening thundershowers of the inter-monsoon period will be experienced.

The Met Department says the prevailing weather conditions are due to the influence of the convergence between the winds of the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere within the inter-tropical convergence zone. It is the Southern half of the island that will be most effected by these conditions.

The inter-monsoon period with evening thundershowers is expected to persist till mid- December.

The highest rainfall recorded thus far was in 1992 at 493 mm. (DS)

  Comments - 24

  • Assay Bayai! Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:10 PM

    ar there any smart people in Sri Lanka Cricket?

    Assay Bayai! Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:12 PM

    u mean another six years right?

    Assay Bayai! Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:13 PM

    u mean red light Vegas right?

    mennapora Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:18 AM

    Wonder of Asia starts from Colombo

    lankaputha Thursday, 11 November 2010 04:32 AM

    so close to break the record,, let's expect more and break the record.. we love to break records.. good or bad.

    Daniel Thursday, 11 November 2010 05:47 AM

    What a joke, today is 11th

    Citizen Thursday, 11 November 2010 06:05 AM

    Wonder whether the Met department predicted this drastic weather change...

    unl Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:57 AM

    Dont' worry. MR will get this one fixed in no time.

    Sri Lanakan Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:12 AM

    This reminds again the old theory. Rain comes with a Visiting Cricket Team to Sri Lanka.

    Hash Thursday, 11 November 2010 06:31 AM

    They should think fix these problems before making useless Vegas

    Fair n Square Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:21 AM

    it states 10 THIS MORNING so its not the date but the time

    Muditha Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:34 AM

    Till 10.00AM Daniel!!! Not 10th... =)

    Raju Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:38 AM

    Why don't all our MP's sing "Rain Rain Go' away"

    bis Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:53 AM

    Dear Met department,
    Why you could not predict before raining?

    malkanthi Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:00 AM

    Met Department will be held responsible if they dont predict such drastic climatic changes. But poor MD dont have sophisticated equipments, the most neglected department.

    gamini Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:12 AM

    Even if the Met department predicted , are we equip to confront a situation like this. This will go on for another one or two generations. !!

    Fair n Square Thursday, 11 November 2010 02:53 PM

    well talking about the visiting cricket team, It's stupid of Sri-Lanka Cricket to have any teams during the monsoonal seasons. Waste of public time and funds, when a game is abandoned due to rain.
    Isn't it about time they think smart ?

    AFF Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:24 AM

    If I remember correct, it was 491mm.

    Gayana Amerasekara Thursday, 11 November 2010 03:05 PM

    After last floods they started to clear canals etc. ..and some ministers stated that flood problem is solved.
    Urban Hydrology is a separate subject and this problem of disposal of rainfall runoff has to be tackled scientifically. The capacity of storm water disposal system is not sufficient to current urban developments. More Buildings, concrete, roads mean more runoff. No exposed soil to absorb rain water. Unfortunately no one cares/understands.
    As Gamini said.. "Well not to worry, in two weeks everything will be forgotten!!”

    AFF Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:25 AM

    ok - sorry - I am blind :))) it was 493 mm.

    AFF Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:26 AM

    Its not just me who did not read the article properly before commenting :)))))

    malkanthi Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:27 AM

    Yes we cannot confront, the only remedy is evacuate people from usual flooding areas and provide temporary shelter, this could prevent from losing precious lives.

    Saman Thursday, 11 November 2010 08:32 AM

    even for the Rain you guys accuse MR

    Rajitha Thursday, 11 November 2010 03:41 PM

    because they are under equipped and under funded.


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