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Monday, 28 September 2015 - 8:44
Heavy rain in many areas this afternoon
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The Meteorological Department states that atmospheric conditions are favourable for rainy weather in the island.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Thundershowers will develop in most parts of the island after 2.00 p.m.

Heavy rain falls more than 100mm are also expected at some places.

Meanwhile the Irrigation Department says that due to the fair weather, Nil, Kalu and Ging rivers which had been at spillover level have shown a slight decrease in their water levels.

However the Irrigation Department said further that the water level of reservoirs could change depending on the rains experienced in the next several hours.

The National Building Research Institute said that the landslide warning that had been declared in the Badulla, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle, Matara and Hambanthota Districts has been temporarily withdrawn.

Deputy Director of the Disaster Management Centre Pradeep Kodipilla says that it maintains constant vigilance with regard to areas where mild disaster situations prevail currently as well as areas where it is expected disaster situations could crop up in the future.

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