Heavy showers above 150mm expected in three provinces - Met Dept issues red warning

Sunday, 22 November 2020 - 20:10

The Meteorology Department warned that heavy showers exceeding 150 mm are expected in North, North Central and Eastern Provinces during the next 36 hours.

Issuing a red alert warning, the Department stated that The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal southeast to Sri Lanka is
expected to intensify further into a depression during the next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

Navel and fishing communities are warned not to venture to the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Pottuvill via Mannar, Kankasanthurai, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Those who are out at the aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas immediately.

The Department further stated that naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilant during the activities in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo.