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Weather and Climate

Torrential downpour in Sri Lanka adds to people's woes; floods, landslides likely

Media reports showed long queues still in Badulla, Polonnaruwa, Nuwara Eliya and Hatan areas.

May 31, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka warned of lashing rains and strong winds

People living in hilly areas and using those advised to be vigilant

May 30, 2022 1 min read
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Over 600 families in Sri Lanka affected by rough weather; flood, landslide warnings issued

Some 82 properties have been partially damaged due to floods.

May 15, 2022 1 min read
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Flood, landslide warnings issued to several parts of Sri Lanka

Kodippili asked that residents in these areas, especially around the Kalu Ganga (river), be extremely vigilant.

May 14, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's fisherfolk warned of rough seas from Bay of Bengal disturbance

"There can be very heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour."

Sri Lanka to relocate 42 families affected by floods

According to the statement, 1,558 families have been resettled under the programme so far.

Sri Lanka Met Dept warns heavy rains and floods due to atmospheric disturbance

"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 25, 2021 2 min read

Rains subside in Sri Lanka, but death toll rises to 26; 12,000 still stranded

Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rainstorm kills 25, swimming in floodwaters adds to toll

"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 11, 2021 3 min read

Adverse weather in Sri Lanka takes 22 lives; climate change disrupting weather patterns?

The DMC has already started to evaluate the damages to pay compensation for the affected families, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 10, 2021 4 min read

Twelve dead, thousands displaced in torrential rains in Sri Lanka

The DMC said Tuesday afternoon that heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 9, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka's heavy rains to intensify over next 24 hours: Met Dept

"After November 10 heavy-falls will subside, but rains will continue."

Mahadiya Hamza
November 8, 2021 2 min read

Landslide warning issued for several districts in Sri Lanka

With continuous heavy rain, landslide warnings have been issued for residencies in eight districts so far.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 4, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka president defends controversial agrochemical ban amid mounting opposition

The shift to organic fertilizer should be carried out in stages over a number of years, critics have said.

November 2, 2021 3 min read

Rough seas, 2-3m high waves forecast for some of Sri Lanka's coastal regions

Naval and fishing communities have been advised to exercise caution.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 14, 2021 1 min read

Heavy rain, thundershowers forecast for parts of Sri Lanka

The Met Department has asked the general public to take adequate precautions to minimise damage.

Chanka Jayasinghe
October 5, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka begins week with torrential downpour; met dept hopeful condition won't persist

“At present, it doesn’t look like the condition will persist, but we are waiting for updated observations,” she sa...

Mahadiya Hamza
July 26, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka naval, fishing communities warned of strong, 70kmph winds

“Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times in other sea areas around the island," the Met Dept said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 19, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka warned of strong winds up to 70kmph

Gusty winds have been forecast for several parts of the island from 2pm Sunday to 2pm the next day.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NBRO issues level two landslide warning; showers to continue

Residents have also been asked to be prepared for evacuation if the need arises.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 10, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, gusty winds

A few showers will occur in the North-Central Province.

Mahadiya Hamza
July 9, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, possible landslides

"Don't stay in open areas and if heavy thunder occurs, unplug all electrical devices," the DMC said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues severe lightning warning, requests caution

"There may be temporary localised strong winds during thundershowers."

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 23, 2021 1 min read

More rain forecast for flood & landslide-ravaged Sri Lanka

Two more deaths due to adverse weather were reported yesterday, increasing the total to 19

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's extreme weather death toll climbs to 17; 26,000 displaced in floods, landslides

So far 271,110 people have been affected by floods and landslides in nine districts

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 7, 2021 2 min read

Cyclone Yaas to become severe over Sri Lanka, Met Dept warns

Rainfall exceeding 150mm is also expected as a result of the cyclone

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 24, 2021 1 min read
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