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Monday, 23 September 2019 - 9:10
HEAVY RAINS EXCEEDING 150 MM IN SEVERAL PROVINCES – MET DEPARTMENT ISSUES RED ALERT
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The Department of Meteorology has issued a red notice stating that they are expecting an increase in the prevailing rainy conditions in the country within the next few days.

The statement indicates that showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the island.

Meanwhile, some areas in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Western Provinces will experience heavy rainfall of more than 150 mm.

Some areas in the North Western, Uva and Eastern Provinces will experience heavy showers of more than 75 mm.

Accordingly, strong winds can be experienced in these areas during thundershowers.

The Department of Meteorology further requested the public to take safety and precautionary measures to minimize the damages caused by lightning.

 

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