Met Dept warns of severe weather changes owing to ITCZ

Met Dept warns of severe weather changes owing to ITCZ

Met Dept warns of severe weather changes owing to ITCZ

Written by Lahiru Fernando

16 Oct, 2016 | 2:02 pm

An Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting weather over the country, says the Department of Meteorology

The Met Dept has noted that showery weather with lightning activity can be expected, especially during the afternoon and night.

What is the ITCZ?

It is the low pressure zone where the Northern and Southern hemispheric winds meet.

Met Department predictions

Monday, October 17.

Morning – Showers (Western province, Galle and Matara Districts)

After 2.00 p.m – Showers or thundershowers (most parts of the island).

Other – Heavy rain of about 75-100 mm (Some places)

NOTE: The Department of Meteorology has forecast the possibility of temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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