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Saturday October 23rd, 2021
Weather and Climate

Heavy rainfall forecast for Sri Lanka’s Western, South Western provinces

ECONOMYNEXT – Prevailing showery conditions in Sri Lanka’s South Western and Western provinces will likely worsen over the next 24 hours with heavy rainfall expected in several areas, the Department of Meteorology said.

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces and for the Galle and Matara districts in the Southern province.

Occasional showers or thundershowers will occur in the Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Southern and North Western provinces, the department said in a statement today (13).

Showers or thundershowers are expected elsewhere in the island later this evening or at night.

The general public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers, the statement said.

Wind speeds can be can reach up to 40-50kmph at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Northern, North-central and North-western provinces and in the Hambantota district.

Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a level-one landslide warning for Bulathsinhala, Palindanuwara, Agalawatta, Walallawita, Ingiriya, Mathugama and Dodangoda Divisional Secretariat Divisions (DSDs) and surrounding areas in the Kalutara district.

The NBRO has also requested residents in the Horana, Kalutara, Beruwala, Millaniya, Madurawala and Panadura DSDs to remain vigilant for “cutting failures” or loosened mounds. (Colombo/May13/2021)

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