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Sunday, 07 October 2018 - 14:26
Turbulence in Bay of Bengal as depression in Arabian Sea subsides; Highest rainfall in Poddiwela
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The MET Departments said that the depression over the southeast Arabian Sea area is moving away from the country but turbulence is prevalent in the Bay of Bengal.

Therefore very heavy falls above 150 mm can be expected at some places in the Southern, Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces.

Sea areas off the coast extending from Mannar to Hambanthota via Puttalam, Colombo, Galle and Matara can be rough with the increase of wind speed up to 70 to 80 kmph.

Acting Director of the MET Department Athula Karunanayake requested the general public to take adequate measures to prevent lightening related accidents.

The highest rainfall during the last 24 hours was reported from Poddiwela in Galle where it read as 334.1 Millimetres.

Residents living in the vicinity of Kalu and Ging Rivers as well as Aththanagalu Oya are requested to be cautious.

The Disaster Management Centre said that water levels were gradually rising due to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, a landslide warning has been issued for few areas in Kalutara, Badulla and Kegalle districts.

4 persons were injured in Nabada – Kalutara as an earth mound collapsed damaging two houses.

Meanwhile, few areas in Kalutara are experiencing power outages due to trees having toppled on to power line.

Media Spokesperson of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardana said that restoration work is in progress.

Meanwhile, 185 Army Personnel have been deployed to offer assistance to those affected by inclement weather.

7 vessels belonging to the Navy and 28 Personnel have also been deployed.

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