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Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide evacuation alert amid high rainfall, flood risks

Sri Lanka sees sudden heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka DMC warns of floods, landslides after heavy rains

Sri Lanka sees heavy rains after low-level atmospheric disturbance in vicinity

August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka NBRO issues landslide warning amid heavy rainfall expectation

Heavy rainfall exceeding 75-100 mm can be expected in Sabaragamu, Western, Uva and North Western Provinces

August 27, 2022 1 min read

Rough weather in Sri Lanka claims three lives

Kodippili said water levels of several rivers are rising due to the continuous rain.

August 2, 2022 2 min read
Crisis-hit Sri Lanka plans to trade off debt with climate vulnerabilities at AP meeting

Sri Lanka faces frequent natural disasters due to the impacts of climate change.

Sri Lanka, Singapore enter joint venture on carbon credits under Paris Accord

The deal falls under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

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

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
May 20, 2021 1 min read

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
May 14, 2021 2 min read
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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
May 13, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues lightning warning

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

May 6, 2021 1 min read

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...

April 23, 2021 1 min read

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...

April 12, 2021 1 min read

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
April 8, 2021 2 min read

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
April 2, 2021 2 min read

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...

January 4, 2021 1 min read

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...

December 22, 2020 1 min read

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...

December 4, 2020 1 min read

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 ...

December 3, 2020 1 min read