Days of thundershowers ahead: seas will be rough – warns Met Dept.

Days of thundershowers ahead: seas will be rough – warns Met Dept.

Written by Bella Dalima

05 Dec, 2013 | 11:20 pm

The Department of Meteorology says that due to the prevalent rainy weather condition, the Northern , Eastern, North Central, Uva and Southern Provinces will receive a rainfall of up to 100 millimetres, during the course of Thursday and Friday.

The Department of Meteorology requests the fishing community to be cautious when setting out to sea as the coastal areas in the East and South will experience thundershowers, and the sea areas will be rough.

Our correspondents reported that the inclement weather had hampered normal life in several areas. Farmlands and low-lying areas in the Ampara district were inundated due to the prevailing inclement weather.

The Mawadipillai bridge on the Kalmunai – Ampara Main Road and the Kittengi Bridge on the Kalmunai – Central Camp main road were inundated.

The water levels of the Konawatte River in Attalachchenai in Ampara has also risen as a result of heavy showers. Our correspondents said that, the Batticaloa District is receiving a torrential rainfall for the fifth consecutive day. This has caused floods on many roads in Ariyampadi, Kattankudy, Manmunai, Kiran and Chenkaladi.

Rough seas and strong winds in Batticaloa hampered fishing activities on Thursday. Fishermen in Trincomalee also faced difficulties in engaging in their trade due to rough seas. The usual hustle and bustle at the Trincomalee Harbour was not evident today.




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