Thunderstorms in several areas in the evening

Friday, 13 September 2013 - 13:25

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The met department forecasts thundershowers in most parts of the island this afternoon.

 

The highest rainfall of 178 millimetres has been reported in the Kurunegala – Millawa region from last night since now.

 

The Padukka region has experienced 85 millimetres of rainfall and the Nuwara Eliya district has also experienced 18.9 millimetres of rain.

 

Duty meteorologist K. D. Sujeewa made the following statement.

 

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Meanwhile, the department of irrigation stated that since the hill areas are receiving heavy rainfall the water levels of the Kelani River and the Aththanagalu Oya may rise.

 

Due to this reason the Directress of the Water Science division of the Department of Irrigation Prema Hettiarachchi requested the public to be vigilant regarding this.