Met Dept says Madden – Julian oscillations will bring heavy rain

Met Dept says Madden – Julian oscillations will bring heavy rain

Met Dept says Madden – Julian oscillations will bring heavy rain

Written by Staff Writer

06 Nov, 2015 | 10:11 pm

The Madden – Julian oscillations have affected Sri Lanka, says the Department of Meteorology. The Department states that under the Madden – Julian oscillations, heavy showers of more than 100 mm can be expected over the country during next few days.

According to the Director General of the Meteorology Department Lalith Chandrapala, Sri Lanka will experience heavy rainfall during the months of October and November.

Furthermore, the landslide warning issued for eight districts as a result of the inclement weather has been extended. The landslide warning issued for the Moneragala, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Kegalle, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala and Ratnapura Districts will be in effect, says the Disaster Management Centre.

Meanwhile, News 1st correspondents report that the Castlereagh and Wimalasurendra Reservoirs have reached spill level. Water levels of the Upper Kotamale Reservoir have also risen prompting to open three spill gates. Furthermore, two spill gates of the Lakshapana Reservoir were also opened.

In more disaster reports, a landslide in the Heel-Oya area in Bandarawela affected the operations on the up-country railroad. The Railways Control room stated that the operations have been restored since the evening of Friday, November 6.

Furthermore, 45 families living in the Kilerston Estate in Nanu-oya, affected by the floods, have been moved to safer locations. Heavy rains also affected the Atlo Estate in Agarapathana forcing around 25 families to move to safer locations.

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