Met Dept says more rain on the way

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-12-06 11:25:11

The Meteorology Department has predicted that a low pressure area in the Southeast Bay of Bengal located 900km away from Sri Lanka will turn into a depression during the next 24 hours.

The depression was moving towards the Indian peninsula, with Sri Lanka witnessing minor side effects in the form of strong winds and showers.

The Met Department forecasts an increase of wind speeds up to 90-100 kmph in the North and East and in sea areas around these two provinces.

Fairly strong gusty winds (up to 50kmph) can be expected in the Northern, Eastern, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva provinces mostly in the afternoon. Furthermore, fairly heavy showers (about 75mm) can be expected in Eastern, Northern, North-central and Uva provinces.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damage caused by lightning.

They denied the many rumours that a potential tsunami could occur due to an earthquake near Indonesia. Met Department Director General Sarath Premalal stated that no such warning has been issued by the three offices of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.

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