Met Dept says intermittent showers will continue

Met Dept says intermittent showers will continue

Met Dept says intermittent showers will continue

Written by Staff Writer

28 Sep, 2015 | 8:34 pm

The Met Department is forecasting that the intermittent showers experienced in several parts of the country, will continue tonight and throughout the day tomorrow.

Landslide warnings which were issued for several areas due to heavy showers have now been lifted.

However, the National Building Research Organisation warns people residing in landslide-prone areas to continue to exercise caution. Meanwhile, the Baddegama-Agaliya, Baddegama-Udugama and Nagoda-Udugama roads, and low lying areas around the Gin Ganga, were inundated on Monday afternoon when the river broke its banks.

This footage was captured in the Dodamgoda area on the Galle-Baddegama road. (Please watch video).The Imaduwa-Yakkalamulla and Imaduwa-Kodaagoda roads and surrounding low lying areas were inundated when the Polathumodara River broke its banks.

The heavy rains also inundated several by roads in the Matara town and several homes in Walgama. Gale force winds which blew across Medirigirya, Meegaswewa and Viharagama on Sunday evening damaged six homes, while winds also damaged 20 homes in the Kantale town.

News1st correspondent Joel Outchoorn stated that the sudden change in the weather, along with heavy showers, have attributed to the emergence of a typhoon in the Western Pacific Ocean.  He went on to note that the formation of the typhoon has lead to a low pressure system over the country  which has increased the force of the Southeastern monsoon winds.

He added that this in turn has caused heavy showers to be experienced in Southeastern parts of the country. As the Met Department stated the typhoon is expected to make landfall in China by tomorrow night, which will cause it to weaken. It is also expected that the Southeastern monsoon winds will also gradually weaken.

However, inter-monsoonal rains are expected to continue.

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