Met Department forecasts showers exceeding 200mm

Met Department forecasts showers exceeding 200mm

Met Department forecasts showers exceeding 200mm

Written by Azra Assan

19 May, 2020 | 2:41 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Heavy rainfall of over 200mm to be experienced in Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kalutara, Galle and Matara Districts.

According to the Department of Irrigation, Kalu River in Ratnapura and Gin River in Thawalama & Neluwa have exceeded minor flood level.

According to the Department of Meteorology, prevailing showery condition in the South-western part of the country particularly in Southern,Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces is expected to continue further.

The Met Department and the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre issued a warning for heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas.

The Super Cyclonic Storm ”AMPHAN” over west-central Bay of Bengal and neighborhood, is very likely to move north-northeast away from the island towards west Bengal coast during on Wednesday (May 20).

Due to the influence of the system, the prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the south-western part is likely to continue further.

Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times over the island.

The Department of Meteorology has requested the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity during thundershowers.

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