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Thursday, 12 September 2019 - 13:00
Heavy rains of 150 millimetres expected
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The Met Department forecasts heavy rain between 100 to 150 millilitres in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North Western provinces as well as in the districts of Galle and Matara in the island this afternoon.

In addition, showers could experience in Uva, Eastern, North Central provinces as well as the districts of Vavuniya and Mullaitivu in the evening. The highest rainfall, 117 millimetres during the last 24 hours ended at 8.30 am today was reported from Kukuleganga.

At the same time, it is reported that Galle town and its low lying surroundings flooded due to the heavy rain lashed in the area last night.

Meanwhile, Disaster Management Center stated 18 districts are still affected by dry weather in spite of heavy rain to the rest of the districts. According to a communiqué issued by the centre, 770 thousand 787 persons have been affected by the drought in these areas.

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