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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 19:43
A warning issued on an instant rise of wind speed: Video
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Meteorology Department predicts heavy rain or thunder showers tonight as inter tropical convergence are affecting the weather over the country.

Meteorologist on duty Anusha Warnasuriya said that sudden increase of wind speed over and around the island is possible.

Meanwhile the National Disaster Management Center stated the landslide advisory issued by the National Building Research Organization will remain active in the event more rain is experienced in the districts of Ratnapura, Matale and Kegalle.

National Disaster Management Center Deputy Media Director Sarath Lal Kumara further added that they request those living on slopes of hills to be vigilant of landslides.

The warning will be valid only if heavy rains persist for several hours.

At the same time, the National Building Research Organization warned the people living close to hillocks in the Gampaha and Colombo Districts as soil embankments could be slipped due to heavy rain.

Meanwhile, Matale District Disaster Management Unit reported three houses were damaged after trees fell on them due to strong winds that blew over Amban River area last night.

 Our correspondent said that two children injured in the accident were admitted to Rath-thota hospital.



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