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The Meteorology Department said today the prevailing drought will continue till September. “The rain fall can be expected by the first week of September when inter-monsoonal period begins.

But occasional rains can be expected in the afternoons for any part of the country. Colombo area may get some rain at any time of the day,” a spokesman for the department said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
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  • Cyclops Friday, 10 August 2012 02:13 AM

    SW Monsoon has let us down over the past few years. Gone are the days when we could predict exactly its beginning and the end and it rained and rained and rained. Man is to be blamed for this situation.

    Asaranakolla Friday, 10 August 2012 02:10 AM

    But, last night, today morning heavy showers, then how come!!!

    Cyclops Friday, 10 August 2012 02:23 AM

    But looking at the bright side, whenever the met. dept says it will not rain it has a tendency to pour and vice versa. So let us keep our fingers crossed and hope it's true!

    lalith Friday, 10 August 2012 02:16 AM

    colombo had some rain this morning

    MirakRajBanda Friday, 10 August 2012 02:10 AM

    What a joke!! It's raining right now in Colombo.

    Ameer Friday, 10 August 2012 03:57 PM

    When did the weathermen predict the weather right, it rained yesterday heavily

    Wasantha Friday, 10 August 2012 02:35 AM

    My weather report is the same as the met department. "Rain could be expected in any part o the country at any time of the day." :-p

    IHM Friday, 10 August 2012 08:20 AM

    Than definitely it will Rain till September ... :-)

    Dee Friday, 10 August 2012 02:47 AM

    Farmers!, get ready to cultivate!

    mfx Friday, 10 August 2012 03:10 AM

    Good work meteo... whenever you predict something, it happens in the right opposite way..today also the same..I came with an umbrella to office today after a long long time...

    DHA Friday, 10 August 2012 09:10 AM

    Finally its going to rain....whenever our Met Dept announces such a statement always it happens opposite

    roadrunner Friday, 10 August 2012 03:25 AM

    ha ha ha ! then it must be snowing in colombo these days

    jj Friday, 10 August 2012 03:37 AM

    Yes, this is very true. It was raining heavily this morning in Kadugannawa, Mawanella etc.

    Chamal Friday, 10 August 2012 03:25 AM

    Met department useless fellow....They should be prosecuted...I didn't bring an Umbrella today cos of their statement.. :P

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 10 August 2012 03:33 AM

    Sure it is Western Conspiracy. Our Champion Wimal should start a fast unto death in front of UN.

    Thor Friday, 10 August 2012 03:52 AM

    This is the end result of the atmospheric nuclear testing by the Western countries from the 1940s to the 1980s. Realizing the harm they were causing they then conducted underground explosions of which the results are manifesting itself today by way of earthquakes in areas which never had them before.

    senavi Friday, 10 August 2012 03:51 AM

    Just like all things about Colombo. Rain in Combo is no use for anyone

    Nitpicker Friday, 10 August 2012 03:53 AM

    It is ironic: as soon as I saw this report last night it started to rain.

    Bushel Friday, 10 August 2012 03:51 AM

    KOTTE HAD SOME RAIN JUST BEFORE DAWN. EVEN NOW IT IS CLOUDY

    HeshanK Friday, 10 August 2012 04:10 AM

    It was raining in Nawala through the night and now in Colombo

    Same old Meteorology Department!!!

    Praveen D Friday, 10 August 2012 04:32 AM

    Then whatever that is falling this morning must be due to an unexpected leak in Vessa Walahaka's department!!

    Wild Friday, 10 August 2012 10:27 AM

    MET dept has jokers working !

    InvictuSriLankan Friday, 10 August 2012 04:55 AM

    Yep no Rain! I drove to work from Colombo 5 - Colombo 2 with while someone kept throwing drops of water onto my windshield...

    geriatrix Friday, 10 August 2012 05:14 AM

    Met Dept.. Plzz keep saying it wont rain.. at least then it will start to rain...

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 10 August 2012 05:19 AM

    I just marvel at the consistence of MET Department's inconsistency in predicting weather! They hit the nail on the head in forecasting the negative.

    Sammy Saturday, 11 August 2012 02:16 PM

    Thanks for the forecasts, it has started to rain. As always, the opposite happens.

    true or false123 Saturday, 11 August 2012 03:22 AM

    Havy rain to maharagama areas since last night..to whom this news refer to ?

    sahdi Saturday, 11 August 2012 04:31 AM

    rain is coming down from GOD side no one can predict on that........

    farieze Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:20 PM

    sri lanka is famed for tropical country. Hambantota, Matale and other rurals areas had thick jungles and no any problem of raining. Now in the name of development and jealous of colombo district, all trees were cut and airport, harbour built for nothing. we are a small country and one harbour and one airport is much enough.
    Now who is suffering- only poor and innocent people are suffering because of power cut due to short fall of rain. politicians are enjoying.

    M.V.R.Perera Saturday, 11 August 2012 05:05 AM

    There have been rainfall in the catchment areas of Castlereigh and Mousekele reservoirs as such there should have been no power cuts which saves about 4 million units per day but when the 300 Mw plant is in operation it can generate 7.2 million units per day and 20 million hydro units assuming a 5 day power cut this could be recouped in 7 days but now due to the power cuts the CEB would save 20x5=100million rupees as such the CEB and Power Ministry is happy to have power cuts at the slightest opportunity

    Sarneris Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:23 PM

    Met Dept please keep siltent.

    Each time you guys tell issue a statement saying the rains are going to continue the rain stops.

    Ran banda Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:32 PM

    Kandy had some rain this morning around 0300am

    Chandler Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:19 PM

    What happ3ed to South West Monsoon! Has the weather god too been unkind to Sri Lanka!

    nilantha Friday, 10 August 2012 01:26 AM

    same in Rathnapura. It's heavy Raining from Thursday 6:00 PM

    Shanaka Friday, 10 August 2012 01:27 AM

    Katana too had rain yesterday and today morning.

    cc Friday, 10 August 2012 01:37 AM

    people in Sri Lanka expect heavey showers today, Its always the opposite of what the met department issues.

    Achari Friday, 10 August 2012 02:03 AM

    Kalagune we are experiencing heavy rain in Colombo.

    Reeri Yaka Friday, 10 August 2012 01:50 AM

    I grew up learning that monsoon is the period where it rains cats and dogs, and it did so. Now it rains in the inter-monsoon period. What a change !!!


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