Met Department says Cyclone Hud Hud is gradually moving away

Met Department says Cyclone Hud Hud is gradually moving away

Written by Bella Dalima

09 Oct, 2014 | 8:58 pm

Heavy downpours as well as thundershowers were experienced across the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Department of Meteorology says that the Hud Hud cyclonic storm that was developing in the Bay of Bengal is gradually moving away from the country and is heading towards the Northern Indian state of Andra Pradesh.

Meteorology Department Officials say that the cyclonic storm will have no direct effect on Sri Lanka. However, the current position of the storm is merely 1000 Kilometres away from Trincomalee.

Meteorology Department officials say that showers and thundershowers may develop on Thursday night and on Friday in the Northern and Southwestern parts of the country.

They add that 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.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North Western and Northern Provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

The Disaster Management Centre said that the landslide warning issued for the Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya , Kegalle and Kandy districts will continue to be in effect until tonight.



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