Met Department issues CODE RED weather warning

Met Department issues CODE RED weather warning

Met Department issues CODE RED weather warning

Written by Staff Writer

09 Dec, 2019 | 9:00 am

Colombo (News 1st) – The Met. Department this morning issued a Code RED Weather Advisory for heavy rain.

The warning notes the current showery conditions being experienced over most parts of the island will enhance due to the effects of a low-level atmospheric disturbance in the southeast of Sri Lanka.

Very heavy showers around 200 mm are likely at some places in Ampara, Batticaloa, Trincomalee Monaragala, Polonnaruwa, Badulla, Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts.

Heavy showers of about 100-150 mm are likely in the Anuradhapura, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Matale districts.

Fairly heavy showers of about 75-100 mm are likely in Galle, Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Kegalle
and Hambanthota districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40-50 kmph can be expected in North-Western, Northern and North-Central provinces as well as in the Hambanthota district.

DAMAGE EXPECTED:
– Heavy rains may trigger landslides in hilly areas.
– Inundation in low lying areas
– Uprooting of large avenue trees.

ACTION SUGGESTED:
– People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide-prone areas) are requested to be vigilant.
– Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant.
–  Take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
– Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
– Be alert on the advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology.
– For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

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