This will reduce when we have strong winds.
Sri Lanka has been experiencing poor air quality since at least early December.
DMC has repeatedly warned about landslides due to heavy rains
The general public has been advised to be vigilant.
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"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.
The DMC has already started to evaluate the damages to pay compensation for the affected families, he said.
The DMC said Tuesday afternoon that heavy rain will continue for the next 24 hours.
"After November 10 heavy-falls will subside, but rains will continue."
With continuous heavy rain, landslide warnings have been issued for residencies in eight districts so far.
The shift to organic fertilizer should be carried out in stages over a number of years, critics have said.
Naval and fishing communities have been advised to exercise caution.
The Met Department has asked the general public to take adequate precautions to minimise damage.
“At present, it doesn’t look like the condition will persist, but we are waiting for updated observations,” she sa...
“Wind speed can increase up to 50-60 kmph at times in other sea areas around the island," the Met Dept said.
Gusty winds have been forecast for several parts of the island from 2pm Sunday to 2pm the next day.
Residents have also been asked to be prepared for evacuation if the need arises.
A few showers will occur in the North-Central Province.
"Don't stay in open areas and if heavy thunder occurs, unplug all electrical devices," the DMC said.
"There may be temporary localised strong winds during thundershowers."
Two more deaths due to adverse weather were reported yesterday, increasing the total to 19
So far 271,110 people have been affected by floods and landslides in nine districts
Rainfall exceeding 150mm is also expected as a result of the cyclone
It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm over the subsequent 72 hours.
It is very likely to intensify into deep depression within next 12 hours, it added.