Showers for 48 hours from afternoon onwards across the country

Sunday, 30 October 2016 - 8:08

The MET department says that heavy rains exceeding 100mms are to be expected this afternoon in many provinces.

The department noted that these weather conditions are to be expected from 12pm onwards for a period of 48 hours.

Duty Meteorologist of the MET department, Kasun Pasquel requested the public to be vigilant in the event of lightning.

The deep depression in the Central Bay of Bengal has developed in to a Cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ and now located about 1400 km to the northeast of Sri Lanka.

Wind speed can increase up to 40 kmph in the sea area off the coast extending from Matara to Pottuvil via Hambantota.