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N-Eliya chills down to 2.7˚C

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Nuwara Eliya experienced extreme cold weather recording a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius early last morning with ground frost formation, the Meteorological Department said today.

However, Deputy Director M.D. Dayanada said the cold weather in the district was not something extraordinary as it was an annual occurrence mainly in January. The cold weather will persist for another three to four days, he stressed.

He hopes that the situation will improve by today and the temperature in Nuwara-Eliya may rise to about 4 degrees Celsius in the next couple of days.

Mr. Dayananda said the current extreme cold weather is prevalent only in Nuwara Eliya in the Central Province and added the lowest recorded temperature in the district was reported on July 30, 1914.  with the temperature being -3.7 degrees Celsius

Normally during this period the country will experience dry weather except for occasional showers in the North-East for the next few weeks he said.

Meanwhile, additional District Secretary, Nuwara-Eliya, U.W.D.U.M.A Amarasekara said vegetable cultivation has been affected due to the ground frost.

She added that farmers have found it difficult to carry out their routine work at their farms and specially in the open due to the chilly weather. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)


 
 

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-6+16 # prem 2012-01-16 09:49
Good detection.
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-4+43 # Wara 2012-01-16 10:25
Don't want temperature to become normal.
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-1+1 # Georeg 2012-01-16 22:32
Oh yes please.....stay cold!
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-3+51 # Roshan 2012-01-16 10:30
Spare a thought for the beggers and anyother people (specially kids) who sleep on streets and do not have proper houses or clothes to keep warm....sadly nobody will report if there are deaths to these people from hypothermia....
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-25+8 # Kajan 2012-01-16 10:42
What is temperature in Jaffna now?
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-5+72 # Wara 2012-01-16 11:26
Jaffna is around 20 C. But TNA is hot all the time.
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-1+0 # ip 2012-01-16 19:09
Thats a good one.
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-4+21 # loku 2012-01-16 11:30
There needs to be better weather reporting for the entire country.
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-18+21 # balu 2012-01-16 11:51
this was the only thing missing now truely miracle of asia!!!!God bless Srilanka!!
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-4+36 # crab 2012-01-16 13:20
I want snow in Sri lanka:)
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-4+20 # Rosh 2012-01-16 15:42
Go to Parliament, you will find ICE, slightly different than snow !!
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-2+29 # Nodrog 2012-01-16 14:33
Going to be a population-boom in Nuwara Eliya in 9 months!
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-2+16 # Just Another Citizen 2012-01-16 15:10
Not fair... Colombo needs to be this cold too :)
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-3+3 # tempo 2012-01-16 15:45
I hope its acurate as they predict the rains pretty well dese days! not
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-3+8 # Jeewan the Happy 2012-01-16 15:55
So, every 1 seems to be Happy about chilling weather I want to say sooner you all have to cry due to the loss in Tea cultivation if this continues
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-3+19 # Imran Hussein 2012-01-16 16:02
Some nice humorous commentsts above.
But seriously its time to get ready to face adverse climatic conditions. Proper roofing, heating system etc to be introduced at lesser cost to save lives in future, who knows next year it might reach feezing point, 2.7 is not so far from it.
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-1+3 # len 2012-01-17 05:13
Now Sri Lanka has become premier destination for summer tourism is it time to plan for winter tourism in the future. May be time to put a team to to bid for winter Olympics.
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-1+1 # ICEKRAYA 2012-01-17 08:43
Good one about Winter Olympics. Best to send the Kelaniya Chundiya as our rep. One shout from him and all willsay YES.
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-1+1 # knight 2012-01-17 08:46
great weather
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-0+1 # A. Fernando 2012-01-17 14:55
In Zurich, Switzerland it is -10 !
We still get on with life.
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-0+0 # Therese Cooray 2013-01-18 16:43
Everyone in Sri lanka has to adapt to the climate changes taking place even in Colombo. We need to dress warmly especially children to prevent chest problems. I guess we will have to buy a cardigan or sweater during the month of January
ICEBERG
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