Strong winds with speeds up to 80 km/hour and rainy weather with very heavy rainfalls are ecpected in the southwestern parts of the island, today and in the days to come. Showers and daily precipitation of about 150 mm will occur particularly in the coastal areas between Colombo and Galle and in the hinterland, namely in Sabaragamuwa Province (Ratnapura and Kegalle). The highlands will by cloudy and rainy, too. Thundershowers can also develop in the North-Central, Eastern and Uva provinces during the afternoon or evening.
The rainy weather will prevail during the next two weeks, with a slight increase of sunshine hours mid of next week.
This pattern is common in the monsoon month of July. Average rainfall in the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and Galle District (Southern Province) and Nuwara Eliya District (Central Province) is above 200 mm, whereas average precipitation is only about 50 mm in the Northern, North-Western, North-Central and Eastern Provinces. Areas of highest precipitation are the western slopes of Sinharaja range and Adam’s Peak in Sabaragamuwa Province. Mannar, belonging to the Northern Province, is the driest part of the island in July.
General weather conditions in Sri Lanka in July:
Average temperature: 27°C
Sea temperature: 27°C
Average rainfall: 140mm
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