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Saturday, 09 May 2015 - 21:11
Lightening risk increases; Heavy showers to continue
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Under the influence of Inter Tropical Convergence Zone the possibility for rain and lightning activity over the country is high.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at most parts of the island during the afternoon and night.

Heavy rain falls of about 100 mm are also expected at some places.

The MET Department requests public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

Deputy Media Director of the Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara stated that nearly 2600 persons were affected after the Madu Ganga overflowed.

 Update: Sunday, 10 May 2015 - 07:14 AM
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Land and sea wind speed may suddenly increase within the next 24 hours

According to the met department, the wind speed towards the interior of the island and the sea will suddenly increase up to 70 to 80 KMPH within the next 36 hours.

The Meteorologist on duty Darshana Shamil Premathilake stated that thunder showers may occur during nights in several areas in the island, while certain parts will experience showers up to 100mm.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre states that 275 persons and 86 families were affected due to the overflowing of Madu-ganga owing to the adverse weather.  

In addition, the centre’s deputy media director Sarath Lal Kumara stated that minor floods have occurred in several areas in the Western province.

Meanwhile, the maximum precipitation within the 24 hours which ended at 8.30 this morning was recorded from Kalutara area, which was reported as 150 mm.

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