Batti receives year’s rainfall in 42 days
January 13, 2011 12:02 pm
The Batticaloa District has received a rainfall of 1606.2 mm just in 42 days during the period from 1st December 2010 to 12th January 2011, almost equal to its total annual rainfall. The total rainfall experienced in Batticaloa from January 1st to 12th of this month is 894.8 mm.
The annual total rainfall of the district was 1650.9 mm. Similarly at Trincomalee a rainfall of 1030.6 mm. has been received during the same period while its annual rainfall was 1580.1 mm.
This unusual weather pattern can mostly be attributed to the intense La Nina condition prevailing in the tropical Pacific Ocean since April 2010 with similar abnormal weather conditions being observed over various parts of the world such as Australia, Europe, Brazil and Iran etc; the Government Information Department said today.