The Ministry of Irrigation & Water Management states that although showers are being experienced in the North Central province at present, the rain received is insufficient for agriculture.
Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, subject Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva urged farmers to engage in wet land farming as much as possible.
Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology predicts short term gayle winds as well as thunder showers for the North Central, North Western, Central & Southern parts of the island during the coming week.
Duty Meteorologist at the Met. Department Meril Mendis expressed the following views to our news team in this regard.