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27 August 2012 02:35 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Hydro catchment areas in the country had received a considerable amount of rain with the highest rainfall of 65.6 mm recorded from Laxapana.

The Department of Meteorology said Norton Bridge had received a rainfall of 60mm, Canyon 23mm, Moussakele 21.5 mm and Castlereagh 19.1 mm and Samanalawewa 15.2 mm. However Rantambe, Randenigala and Victoria had not received any rainfall.

In addition, Ratmalana had recorded a rainfall of 15 mm, Ratnapura 55 mm, Katunayake 21.5 mm, Colombo 7.4 mm Hambantota 13.1 mm and Galle 13.6 mm.

The Department predicted moderate showers in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and the Galle, Matara and Kurunegala Districts today and in the coming days. Light evening showers were predicted for the North Central Province. The seas off Sri Lanka are expected to be rough. (YP)

  Comments - 8

  • Nonnahs Monday, 27 August 2012 03:33 AM

    Thank God!!!

    Crazy Horse Monday, 27 August 2012 03:46 AM

    Let us hope the drought ridden areas too get sufficient rain to quench their thirst. Then we can all be singing in the rain!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 27 August 2012 04:32 AM

    With Norochcholai back to operation and rains coming in to catchment areas, does the Minister of Power have any more excuses to continue the power cut?

    Farzan - Kalutara Monday, 27 August 2012 06:11 AM

    Today the 27th of August, the sky is very clear in Colombo. It was heavy rain upto yesterday. Today no rain since they have predicted rain.

    Godaya Monday, 27 August 2012 06:26 AM

    Is it a conspiracy by the international community to delay the rains to hydro catchment areas?

    Fayad Monday, 27 August 2012 06:42 AM

    Catchment areas gets rain but power cuts continues ????

    ira Monday, 27 August 2012 08:50 AM

    Gods listened to our prayers!

    Farzan Monday, 27 August 2012 09:07 AM

    That means no rains in the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and the Galle, Matara and Kurunegala Districts today and in the coming days

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