Thundershowers to rain down on Sri Lanka as Cyclone Hud Hud approaches

Thundershowers to rain down on Sri Lanka as Cyclone Hud Hud approaches

Written by Staff Writer

09 Oct, 2014 | 3:52 pm

The Department of Meteorology says that thundershowers have been forecast in several areas of the country due to Cyclone Hud Hud. The Department’s Duty Meteorologist Jeewan Karunaratne said that rains of over 100mm could be expected in some areas.

Over the past 24 hours the highest rainfall was recorded in Ratnapura with 53.3mm.

Thereby, the landslide warning issued to the Ratnapura and Nuwara Eliya Districts will be in effect until Thursday evening.

Senior Geologist of the Landslides Research and Disaster Management Unit of the National Building Research Organisation, Gamini Jayatissa said landslide warnings have been issued to the Hatton, Maskeliya, Ambagamuwa, Kotagala and Kotmale Divisional Secretariats of the Nuwara Eliya District.

A landslide warning has been issued for the next 24 hours for the Eheliyagoda, Kuruwita, Kiriella, Ayagama, Ratnapura and Nivithigala Divisional Secretariats of the Ratnapura District.

The inclement weather situation that was prevalent in the Ratnapura area over the past two days has now ceased. According to our correspondent the water levels in low-lying areas which were submerged due to the Kalu Ganga breaking its banks are also gradually receding.

 

Vehicular movement in the area is also returning to normal.

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