Above normal warm weather was experienced in most parts of the country today, including late in the evening.
The department of meteorology said that the maximum temperature values were approximately 4 oC above normal in Jaffna, approximately 3 oC above normal in Hambantota, Katugastota, Mannar and Trincomalee, approximately 2 oC above normal in Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Kurunegala, Maha-Illuppallama, Nuwara-Eliya, Puttalam, Ratmalana and Vauniya while in other areas it was a little above normal.
Night time minimum temperature values were approximately 3 oC above normal at Anuradhapura, Colombo, Katunayake, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Rathmalana and Vauniya; 2oC above normal at Batticaloa, Galle, Hambantota, Katugastota, Maha-Illuppallama, Nuwara-Eliya and Ratnapura.
The department of meteorology said that light showers were reported from a few places in the Kaluthara district and the highest rainfall of 1.0 mm was reported from Vogan Estate and Kukuleganga. The surface wind was variable in direction with speeds of between 00-20 kmph.
The maximum temperature of 35.3 0C was reported from Kurunegala while the minimum temperature of 11.6 0C was reported from Nuwara-Eliya. The total atmospheric water vapor content was low and atmospheric pressure values over Sri Lanka were above average. (Colombo Gazette)