Cyclone Hud Hud triggers increased wind speeds; rising waters pose grave threat

Cyclone Hud Hud triggers increased wind speeds; rising waters pose grave threat

Written by Bella Dalima

08 Oct, 2014 | 9:31 pm

Heavy rains and strong winds were experienced in Colombo, its suburbs and many other areas of the country since Tuesday night.

The cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, close to the Andaman Islands has been named ‘Hud Hud”.

The Department of Meteorology says that the name for the cyclonic storm was given by the Met Officials in Oman.

Met Officials said that the Hud Hud storm is heading towards the Indian Mainland.

Under the influence of Cyclonic Storm “Hud Hud” in the Bay of Bengal, the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankesanthurai via Mannar and from Galle to Pottuvil via Hambantota may be rough at times as winds can strengthen up to 50-60 kmph.

The Department further states that there will be showers or thundershowers at times in the sea areas around the country.

The Met Department warns that thundershowers can be experienced in many parts of the country. Many reservoirs in the country have reached their spill levels as a result of the heavy down pout that was experienced.

The District Secretary of Nuwara Eliya has warned locals residing on the banks of the Kelani River to remain vigilant over the rising water levels.

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