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Monsoon to strike next week

15 May 2010 05:16 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The South-West monsoon may hit Sri Lanka around May 20, a week before schedule, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) has said, according to Indian media reports.

The US Centre for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), too, shows southwest Sri Lanka being hit during the week ending May 21.

Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka, when contacted by Daily Mirror online, cautioned that the initial onset of the early monsoon is expected to be the harshest in recent times, with heavy winds and thunder showers expected along the coastal areas.  (KA)

  Comments - 6

  • Saturday, 15 May 2010 05:27 AM


    Saturday, 15 May 2010 05:45 AM

    Then what the heck has been hitting us this week?

    Saturday, 15 May 2010 05:49 AM

    It is not Man-soon brings rain, rather rain blessed by God and every drop of water brought by Angels. God created the cloud , it is smiling is lightning and its voice is thunder.

    Saturday, 15 May 2010 06:52 AM

    agreed, Rain is a Blessing from the Almighty! there are countries in the world who get only a day of Rain in a whole year!!

    Saturday, 15 May 2010 07:15 AM

    Can the garbage be cleaned up - this will prevent a lot of diseasses - and it will save the health ministry from incurring unnecessary expenditure on medicines.

    Saturday, 15 May 2010 10:19 AM

    Sruesh, Damien, Asakra, u all are right.
    Vote riggers beware!!! dont step out. Just one lighting is enough to make u charcoal.

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