UPDATE : Video: Heavy rains island wide.

Friday, 18 October 2013 - 19:00



Department of Meteorology said Heavy rains are expected in the next few days as a result of the low pressure conditions prevailing in the atmosphere over the country.

It said thundershowers would be fairly widespread especially during the afternoon or night.


Fairly heavy rainfalls of about 100 mili meters are also likely at some parts of the country.

 UPDATE Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 1:00 PM


Turbulence in the atmosphere continues - strong winds and showers as well


The MET Department says that the turbulence in the atmosphere which has been caused by the inter monsoon condition is likely to continue.


Duty Meteorologist K D Sujeewa stated that accordingly strong winds and showers can be experienced across the island today.


Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre state that 2,054 persons were affected by the inclement weather.

Saturday, 19 October 2013 - 8:18 AM


Heavy rains accompanied by winds tonight - seas expected to be rough

Friday, 18 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

The Nuwara Eliya district secretary D. P. G. Kumarasiri states that those using the Hatton – Nuwara Eliya road should be vigilant due to the risk of landslides due to heavy rains.


Speaking further he stated that the Nuwara Eliya district is currently experiencing heavy rains.



Meanwhile, 20 houses in 3 grama seva divisions in the Anuradhapura Nuwaragam Palatha region were damaged due to the gale force winds that were experienced yesterday.


The department of disaster management stated that steps have already been taken to restore the damaged houses.


The Met department states that due to turbulence in the atmosphere South East of the island, most parts of the island may experience thundershowers in the evening or night.


The Met department also states that thundershowers maybe accompanied by gale winds and that the seas off the coast of Galle to Pottuvil via Matara may experience showers or thundershowers during the next 12 hours.


The met department also states that the speed of the wind accompanying the showers may be as high as 80 kilometres per hour, thus making the seas very rough and dangerous.


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