Public urged to be vigilant over lightning hazards

Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 17:52

Met Department has issued a severe thunderstorm and heavy rainfall warning for Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Uva provinces as well as Galle, Matara, Vauniya and Kilinochchi districts.
Thunderstorms accompanied by severe lightning and thunder are likely to occur in the warning areas during next 12 hours.
Fairly heavy rainfall is expected at some places reaching around 75mm.
Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers.