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Showery conditions to enhance over the island today

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued a Red Alert Landslide warning to people residing in Nuwara Eliya District particularly the Walapane Divisional Secretariat Division and its surrounding areas. 

Further, Amber Alert warning has been issued to people residing in Matale District the Naula Divisional Secretariat Division and its surrounding areas. 

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department reported this morning that showery conditions will enhance over the island today, particularly in Eastern, Uva, Central and North-Central provinces and in Hambanthota District. 

Heavy falls about 100 to 150 mm is expected in Uva and Eastern province as well as in Nuwara Eliya, Matale and Polonnaruwa districts.  Fairly heavy falls about 75mm are likely expected in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces as well as in Kandy, Hambanthota and in Galle districts. 

Additionally, due to heavy falls police have issued warnings to local and foreign tourist visiting Knuckles Conservation Forest Range and Pitawala Pathana. Also, the road leading to Riverston is covered with thick mist hence drivers advised to take extra care. 

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