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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka warned of thundershowers, possible landslides

Lightning – Image credit: cLod/Flickr

ECONOMYNEXT – Showers over the south western and western parts of Sri Lanka will intensify over a 36-hour period, the Department of Meteorology said Monday (05) afternoon, while the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has warned of possible landslides in the hills.

The department requested the general public to take adequate precautions in order to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western and Southern provinces and in the Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya districts.

“Heavy showers above 100mm can be expected in some places. Showers or thundershowers may occur in several other places in the evening or at night,” the Met Department said.

“Don’t stay in open areas and if heavy thunder occurs, unplug all electrical devices,” DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili told reporters.

“People in the hill country must be vigilant about possible landslides, splitting of lands and walls. Mud water springs can emerge as well,” he added. (Colombo/ July05/2021)

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