Update : Video : No direct impact to Sri Lanka from Cyclone LEHAR

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - 19:33

The met department states that the severe cyclone LEHAR in Bay of Bengal is located 900 kilo meters to the northeast of Mullaitivu coast and is moving towards India and there is no direct effect to Sri Lanka.

The possibility for rain over the island is very low for next few days.

There will be showers at a few places in the Northern and Eastern provinces.

Thundershowers will develop at a few places elsewhere during the afternoon or night.

Update : Wednesday, 27 November 2013 - 8:22 AM
Sri Lanka to experience indirect effect of Cyclone Lehar

The Met Department states that Sri Lanka may experience the indirect effects of Cyclone Lehar which is predicted to make landfall in Andhra Pradesh of India in 3 days.

Speaking to our news team Deputy Director of the Met Department Anusha Warnasuriya stated that an increase in wind speed and rain can be expected in Sri Lanka as a result of the cyclone.

The Department of Disaster Management in India stated that Cyclone Lehar is expected to make landfall at the southern coast of India on Thursday.

The cyclone is currently travelling towards India and is located approximately 1000 kilometres North East of Trincomalee.

Meanwhile the met department predicts that there will be thundershowers in many parts of the island tonight as well.

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