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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Weather and Climate

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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, gusty winds

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

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.

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues severe lightning warning, requests caution

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

Chanka Jayasinghe

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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

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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

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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

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Avoid east-central Bay of Bengal, Sri Lanka Met Dept warns Navy, fisherfolk

It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm over the subsequent 72 hours.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Tropical depression in Southeast Arabian sea, Sri Lanka fisherfolk, navy personnel warned

It is very likely to intensify into deep depression within next 12 hours, it added.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka Met Dept issues lightning warning

Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected in several provinces, the department said.

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Heavy rainfall forecast for several areas in Sri Lanka

Heavy rainfall up to 100mm can be expected in several parts of Sri Lanka’s Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Sou...

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Met Dept issues severe lightning warning for several areas

The Sri Lanka Meteorological Department has warned people to be cautious of thundershowers accompanied by severe lightin...

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Temperamental weather forecast for Sri Lanka: Heavy rainfall amid extreme heat

The sun will continue to shine directly above Sri Lanka till April 14 resulting in extreme heat, even as the rest of the...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka issues heat advisory for several districts

Sri Lanka's meteorology department expects heat felt on the human body to go up to 'extreme caution levels' (amber) in P...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Severe lightning warning issued for several places

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for severe lightning with thunderstorms at several places in Sabara...

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Landslide warnings as heavy rains batter East and Central Hills

Heavy rains and strong winds are battering Sri Lanka’s Eastern and Central areas causing floods and landslides, the co...

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Cyclone Burevi has affected nearly seventy thousand in Sri Lanka

Cyclone Burevi was off the coast of Mannar and moving towards the South Indian coast around 6 pm tonight but has left qu...

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Cyclone Burevi will leave the island by noon – Met Department

The cyclone Burevi was over the northern peninsula this morning and the Meteorological Department says its effects will ...

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Sri Lanka bracing for the onslaught of Cyclone Burevi

Officials have begun moving people in coastal communities to safer ground, alerting search and rescue teams and preparin...

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Cyclone “Burevi” will make landfall later tonight - DMC

The government is warning residents of the Northern and Eastern areas of the country to take extra precautions as Cyclon...

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Weather warning issued as Low-Pressure system develops in the Bay of Bengal

The Meteorological Department is issuing a warning that bad weather will prevail over the next 48 hours in the seas off ...

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Met Dept issues Red Alert as South West monsoon brings heavy rains and high winds

The South-West monsoon continues to batter the country with high winds and rain forecast for the next 24 hours. The Mete...

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