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Sunday, 05 January 2014 - 8:51
Update : Video: Rain in several areas even though depression impact has ceased.
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The met department states that the depression has weakened in to an atmospheric disturbance and moving away from the island.

Windy conditions over the island will reduce.

Duty meteorologist Channa Rodrogo said due to the Northeast monsoonal conditions, there will be showers at times in the Northern, North-central, Eastern and Uva provinces.

Thundershowers will develop at several places in the Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces during the afternoon and night.

Update : Wednesday, 08 January 2014 - 8:05
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Effect of low pressure system to conclude tomorrow evening

The Met department states that the low pressure condition in the Bay of Bengal will move towards the west of the island by tomorrow evening and that its effects may diminish as a result.

As a result of the adverse weather due to the low atmospheric pressure, 1657 individuals in the Mulativu district were distressed.

The Deputy Media Director of the Centre for Disaster Management, Pradeep Kodippili stated that those who were displaced have been sent back to their homes.




 Update : Tuesday, 07 January 2014 - 7:28
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Inclement weather to continue due to the depression - fishing still risky in the seas off Northern, Eastern and NW areas

The Met Department requests fishermen to refrain from fishing along the coast from Trincomalee to Puttalam due to the adverse weather affecting the Northern Peninsula.

Duty Meteorologist K. D. Sujeewa stated that the atmospheric pressure affecting the Northern Peninsula can cause heavy rains and gale winds.

However, the Ministry of Disaster Management stated that 1033 individuals have already been settled in 3 camps in the Mulativu region.

Elaborating further Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera stated that if a disaster situation does occur the ministry has taken all precautions to face it.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 - 12:50
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Depression moves to Puttalam; Disaster Management Minister blames the Meteorology Department.

The meteorology department states that the deep depression is overland and is moving towards Puttalam area very slowly, as such showery weather and windy conditions over Northern parts of the island will continue today.

Duty meteorologist K D Sujeewa said Under the influence of the system very strong winds, about 70 kilo meters per hour and heavy falls about 100 mili meters are expected over, along and off the Northern coast and over Gulf of Mannar.

Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that there is a problem of the forecasts the Meteorology Department issues to fishermen not reaching them properly.

The Minister said so while participating at the occasion of handing over life-saving jackets to fishermen in Matara yesterday.


Tuesday, 07 January 2014 - 8:25
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Tropical storm still around the island - Fishermen warned

The meteorology department states that the center of the deep depression still persists over Mullativu area and it is expected to move across the northern parts of the country at night.

Under the influence of the system very strong winds, about 70 kilo meters per hour and heavy falls about 100 mili meters are expected over Northern Province and over sea areas off the Northern coast and over Gulf of Manner.

Duty Meteorologist K D Sujeewa said there will be showers at times in the Northern Province and showers can be extended to North-central, North-western and Western provinces as well.



Update: Monday, 06 January 2014 - 7:00 PM
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Tropical storm moves away from the island - Fishermen warned to still abstain from going to sea


The Department of Meteorology informs the fishermen to abstain from venturing off to sea in the areas between Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai within the next 24 hours.

Director Lalith Chandrapala of the Meteorology Department told our news team that the wind speed in this area could remain about 80 kilometers per hour due to the tropical storm still active in the Northern and the North Eastern directions.

Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Karunarathna said There will be intermittent showers in the Northern province and over sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai.

Deputy Director of the Disaster Management centre Pradeep Kodiplillai stated that the DMC is prepared to face any disaster situation.

Update: Monday, 06 January 2014 - 13:08
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Impact of depression in Northern Province continues; advice to people to follow the warning instructions. - StormOne2014

The meteorology department states that the centre of depression is near Mullativu but, associated cloud mass is over sea area off North coast, as such showery weather over Northern province will be reduced but windy conditions will continue today. 

Under the influence of the system very strong winds, about 80 kilo meters per hour and heavy falls about 100 mili meters are expected over along and off Northern coast and over Gulf of Mannar.

Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Mendis There will be intermittent showers in the Northern province and over sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai.

Update: Monday, 06 January 2014 - 7:59

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Depression expected to move over Jaffna; Strong winds in the North.

The met department states that the deep depression now lies just to the east of north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka as a depression.

It is expected to move over northern Sri Lanka by this evening.

As such very strong winds, about 100 kilo meters per hour and heavy falls about 100 mili meters are expected over Northern part of the country and over Northern sea areas.

There will be frequent showers in the Northern province and over sea area off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai.

The seas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Trincomalee via Kankasanturai will be very rough and dangerous.

The public living close to the said coastal areas also should be more vigilant as the sea waves can be high as 3 meters.

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre said Two Australians were rescued today from the Chalai Sea, off Mullaitivu, when their yacht had been drifted due to high wind.

The two foreigners were in good health and steps have been taken to inform the Australian High Commission in Colombo.




Update:  Sunday, 05 January 2014 - 6:58
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Adverse Weather in North and East - Strong winds and Tidal waves


There will be frequent showers in the Northern province and over sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Mullativu via Kankasanturai.

The seas off the coast extending from Mannar to Mullativu via Kankasanturai will be very rough and dangerous.

The public live in the said coastal areas also should be more vigilant as the sea waves can be high about 3m.

The Disaster Management Center advised the people living within 100 meters of the coastal belt in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Mullativu and Kilinochchi to leave for safer locations due to strong sea waves.

Meanwhile, the Accuweather website stated that Tropical Cyclone One will affect Sri Lanka with heavy rain and gusty winds into the first part of next week bringing the threat for life-threatening flooding and mudslides.

Waves of rain were already falling across communities such as Trincomalee, Mannar and Anuradhapura this weekend, and the rain will continue to fall through Tuesday of the upcoming week.

There is a concern for flash flooding and mudslides across Sri Lanka which can wash roads away and make communication more difficult in the areas that see the heaviest rain.


 Update : Sunday, 05 January 2014 - 8:51
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Sri Lanka and India face flooding threat from cyclone


There will be frequent showers in the Northern province and over sea area off the coast extending from Mannar to Mullativu via Kankasanturai.

The seas off the coast extending from Mannar to Mullativu via Kankasanturai will be very rough and dangerous.

The public live in the said coastal areas also should be more vigilant as the sea waves can be high about 3m.

Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone One will affect Sri Lanka with heavy rain and gusty winds into the first part of next week bringing the threat for life-threatening flooding and mudslides.

Waves of rain were already falling across communities such as Trincomalee, Mannar and Anuradhapura this weekend, and the rain will continue to fall through Tuesday of the upcoming week.

There is a concern for flash flooding and mudslides across Sri Lanka which can wash roads away and make communication more difficult in the areas that see the heaviest rain.

- StormOne2014
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