Floods in Sri Lanka are most likely to occur in the months of May in the first cycle and in December in the second cycle. With respect to spatial distribution floods are most frequent in the districts of Jaffna, Kalutara, Rathnapura, Gampaha and Ampara.People have become increasingly affected by floods with the highest number recorded in 2008.....
Until the year 2002, the annual average number of landslide records did not exceed 50. Further, landslides are most prone to occur in the months of November, December and January. With respect to spatial distribution, most landslides appear to occur in the districts of Badulla, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle.....
Major droughts occurred in 1992 and 2001. A look at the seasonal distribution shows that droughts occur largely in the month of August. With respect to the spatial distribution, areas most affected appear to be the districts of Kurunegala, Puttalam, Hambantota, Moneragala and Ampara. People were most affected by severe droughts that occurred in the years of 2001 and 2004...
Extreme Winds Events
Extreme wind events in Sri Lanka are most likely to occur in the months of June and November. With respect to spatial distribution, wind events are most prevalent in the districts of Rathnapura, Badulla, Anuradhapura, and Colombo. People in Sri Lanka have not been very much affected by wind events. However, an exception to this is the years 1978 and 2000...
Lightning is a disaster that has occurred throughout the period with a cyclical pattern. Seasonally, too, it has taken on a cyclical pattern. Although the number of people affected, damage to houses and agricultural loss are not very high, there have been relatively high levels of death due to lightning...
Introduction2011 Jan 05
The disaster event profile of Sri Lanka presents how disaster events of different categories have been distributed chronologically, seasonally and spatially. Distribution wise, the overall disaster typology in Sri Lanka is not distributed evenly. In terms of annual time series distribution.... Read More.....
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Flooding in SriLanka caused
A low pressure zone above Sri Lanka caused heavy rainfall all over the country since 14 th May 2016 to date. Several locations of Kelani , Kalu, Mahaweli, Deduru Oya, Yan Oya, Maha Oya and Attanagalu Oya are observed rising water levels cause flooding.Nuwaraeliya, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kandy Puttalam, Batticaloa and Anuradhapura are the other district receivedmore than 100 mm rainfall.
09 JUN 2014
Unfavorable weather to continue in Sri LankaTotally 104476 of people have been affected as per the reports of District Disaster Management Coordinating Units (DDMCU).
06 JUN 2014
real-time data indicates extraordinary flooding is related to unusually strong monsoonal rainfallDuring the days of 31 May - June 4,2014 considerably higher than normal monsoon precipitation in Sri Lanka particularly the Western and Southern Province. Massive flooding was reported in the districts of Kalutara, Ratnapura and in parts of Colombo, Galle and Matara. Approx. 4 to 6 time increase in the accumulated rainfall compared to the 2013 and 2014 for the same period....
People Affected, Losses to Agricultural CropsIt is also important to note that major droughts occurred in 1992 and 2001....
People Affected, Damaged and Destroyed Houses, Losses to Agricultural CropsUntil the year 2002, the annual average number of landslide records did not exceed 50....
People Affected, Damaged and Destroyed Houses...However, unlike people affected, deaths appear to be fluctuating within the last.....