Met. Department issues advisory for ‘Severe Lightning’

Met. Department issues advisory for ‘Severe Lightning’

Met. Department issues advisory for ‘Severe Lightning’

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

08 Dec, 2020 | 5:05 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely over several districts on Tuesday evening (Dec. 08), the Department of Meteorology said.

The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre at the Department of Meteorology issued an ‘Advisory for Severe Lightning’ at 4:00 pm today (Dec. 08) valid until 11:30 pm tonight.

Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely at several places over the island this evening in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Badulla, Moneragala, Mannar, and Mullaitivu districts, the weather advisory noted.

Temporary localized strong winds are also predicted during thundershowers.

The Department of Meteorology requested the general public to take adequate precautions.

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