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Excessive cloud gathering enhances intensity of rains: Met. Dept.

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  • Rainfall intensity will decline by mid-December

By Yohan Perera 

Excessive cloud gathering had increased the intensity of  rains which Sri Lanka is experiencing currently, Department of  Meteorology said yesterday.   

“Gathering of clouds in the inter-monsoon period is high  and the intensity of rains is enhanced as a result. This is why we see  roads getting flooded for short spells of rain these days,” duty  forecaster of the Department of Meteorology said.   

“Also, there is a tendency of clouds getting scattered at  the same time. More rains are experienced where there is increased  gathering of clouds, and showers are lighter when clouds are shattered.  For example, this is why sometimes you experience heavy showers in around  Colombo Town Hall and light showers in Borella,” she added.  

The intensity of rains is expected to decline by mid-December 2023 according to the Meteorological Department.