Written by Zulfick Farzan
25 May, 2021 | 7:14 pm
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday (25) predicted that the cyclonic storm Yaas is going to intensity into a “very severe cyclonic storm” in the next 12 hours.
It also stated that Cyclone Yaas is very likely to cross north Odisha-West Bengal coasts between Paradip and Sagar Island around Balasore, during noon of May 26 as a “Very Severe Cyclonic Storm”.
The South-west monsoon condition has established over Sri Lanka.
Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.
Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa province and in Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts while fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected in Western and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.
A few showers will occur in the Northern and North-central provinces and in the Hambantota district.
Wind speed can be increased up to (50-60) kmph at times over the island and especially wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times in the Western slope of the Central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces, and in Trincomalee and Hambantota districts.
The 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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