Weather: Forecast and the current situation across Sri Lanka

Weather: Forecast and the current situation across Sri Lanka

Written by Lahiru Fernando

15 Oct, 2017 | 10:34 pm

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) is holding up their landslide their warnings due to persistent showers.

The good news is that there are areas which have reduced landslide risks with decreasing rain.

Those areas are;

  • Nuwara-Eliya
  • Kegalle
  • Kalutara
  • Galle
  • Matara
  • Ratnapura

*according to NBRO Senior geologist Gamini Jayatissa

The current situation

Kalutara

The Kukule Ganga has overflown, inundating the Atambagas junction and Dambala areas along the bulathsinhalaMolakawa main road.

Boats and navy vessels are used in the area for transportation purposes.

Meanwhile the galyakkala area along the BulathsinhaWarakagoda main road has been submerged due to the Kuda Ganaga overflowing.

Kalu River has overflown and taken over the low lying areas and farmlands with it’s waters.

The inundated areas around the Kalu River are;

  • Madurawala
  • Anguruwathota
  • Warakagoda

Galle

Neluwa experienced heavy showers, prompting the evacuation of some residents in landslide prone areas.

While that is going on, the water level of the Gin river in had reached the flood level by afternoon today (October 15).

Matara

Several roads and areas have been inundated in the district.

While Deniyaya and Kotapola are such areas while the roads include the KumburupitiyaHonthugoda road and Akuressa – Kadduwa road.

According to the News 1st correspondent in the area, Crocodile activity in the Nilwala river has increased as the water level of the river is rising.

Good news for Hydro Power Plants though…

Meanwhile heavy showers pouring down on catchment areas has resulted in the water levels of hydro power projects increasing.

The water level increased reservoirs are;

  • Kothmale reservoir (One spill gate opened)
  • Wimalasurendra Reservoir (overflowing)

The water levels of Devon and St. Clair waterfalls in the Nurwara-Eliya and Hatton districts have also increased.

Watch the video below for a comprehensive Weather Forecast by News 1st’s Nadim Majeed

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