EXTREME WEATHER : TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR SLAMS COLOMBO

EXTREME WEATHER : TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR SLAMS COLOMBO

EXTREME WEATHER : TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR SLAMS COLOMBO

Written by Zulfick Farzan

29 Dec, 2020 | 8:11 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Colombo and suburbs experienced a torrential downpour on Tuesday (29) evening, with reports suggesting several roads were inundated due to flood waters.

Further, many roads in the suburbs of Colombo experienced heavy traffic as a result of the heavy downpour, and motorists are advised to exercise caution and use alternative routes.

Sri Lanka’s Met Department on Tuesday (29) afternoon said several spells of showers will occur in Northern, Eastern, North-central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Matale district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places after 1.00 p.m in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kandy and Nuwaraeliya districts, it added.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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