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Nuwara Eliya experienced extreme cold weather recording a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius early last morning with ground frost formation, the Meteorological Department said today.

However, Deputy Director M.D. Dayanada said the cold weather in the district was not something extraordinary as it was an annual occurrence mainly in January. The cold weather will persist for another three to four days, he stressed.

He hopes that the situation will improve by today and the temperature in Nuwara-Eliya may rise to about 4 degrees Celsius in the next couple of days.

Mr. Dayananda said the current extreme cold weather is prevalent only in Nuwara Eliya in the Central Province and added the lowest recorded temperature in the district was reported on July 30, 1914.  with the temperature being -3.7 degrees Celsius

Normally during this period the country will experience dry weather except for occasional showers in the North-East for the next few weeks he said.

Meanwhile, additional District Secretary, Nuwara-Eliya, U.W.D.U.M.A Amarasekara said vegetable cultivation has been affected due to the ground frost.

She added that farmers have found it difficult to carry out their routine work at their farms and specially in the open due to the chilly weather. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)

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  • ip Monday, 16 January 2012 01:39 PM

    Thats a good one.

    Georeg Monday, 16 January 2012 05:02 PM

    Oh yes please.....stay cold!

    prem Monday, 16 January 2012 04:19 AM

    Good detection.

    Wara Monday, 16 January 2012 04:55 AM

    Don't want temperature to become normal.

    Roshan Monday, 16 January 2012 05:00 AM

    Spare a thought for the beggers and anyother people (specially kids) who sleep on streets and do not have proper houses or clothes to keep warm....sadly nobody will report if there are deaths to these people from hypothermia....

    Kajan Monday, 16 January 2012 05:12 AM

    What is temperature in Jaffna now?

    loku Monday, 16 January 2012 06:00 AM

    There needs to be better weather reporting for the entire country.

    Wara Monday, 16 January 2012 05:56 AM

    Jaffna is around 20 C. But TNA is hot all the time.

    balu Monday, 16 January 2012 06:21 AM

    this was the only thing missing now truely miracle of asia!!!!God bless Srilanka!!

    A. Fernando Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:25 AM

    In Zurich, Switzerland it is -10 !
    We still get on with life.

    len Monday, 16 January 2012 11:43 PM

    Now Sri Lanka has become premier destination for summer tourism is it time to plan for winter tourism in the future. May be time to put a team to to bid for winter Olympics.

    crab Monday, 16 January 2012 07:50 AM

    I want snow in Sri lanka:)

    Therese Cooray Friday, 18 January 2013 11:13 AM

    Everyone in Sri lanka has to adapt to the climate changes taking place even in Colombo. We need to dress warmly especially children to prevent chest problems. I guess we will have to buy a cardigan or sweater during the month of January
    ICEBERG

    Nodrog Monday, 16 January 2012 09:03 AM

    Going to be a population-boom in Nuwara Eliya in 9 months!

    ICEKRAYA Tuesday, 17 January 2012 03:13 AM

    Good one about Winter Olympics. Best to send the Kelaniya Chundiya as our rep. One shout from him and all willsay YES.

    knight Tuesday, 17 January 2012 03:16 AM

    great weather

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 16 January 2012 09:40 AM

    Not fair... Colombo needs to be this cold too :)

    Rosh Monday, 16 January 2012 10:12 AM

    Go to Parliament, you will find ICE, slightly different than snow !!

    tempo Monday, 16 January 2012 10:15 AM

    I hope its acurate as they predict the rains pretty well dese days! not

    Jeewan the Happy Monday, 16 January 2012 10:25 AM

    So, every 1 seems to be Happy about chilling weather I want to say sooner you all have to cry due to the loss in Tea cultivation if this continues

    Imran Hussein Monday, 16 January 2012 10:32 AM

    Some nice humorous commentsts above.
    But seriously its time to get ready to face adverse climatic conditions. Proper roofing, heating system etc to be introduced at lesser cost to save lives in future, who knows next year it might reach feezing point, 2.7 is not so far from it.


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