Severe lightning warning issued for several areas: Department of Meteorology

Severe lightning warning issued for several areas: Department of Meteorology

Severe lightning warning issued for several areas: Department of Meteorology

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

09 Jul, 2020 | 7:49 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Department of Meteorology on Thursday (July 9), issued a red alert on the likelihood of thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning in Eastern, North-Central, Central, Uva, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

The advisory noted that heavy falls exceeding 100mm are also likely in the above areas.

According to the Department there may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

The Met Department has requested the general public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages due to lightning.

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