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Monday May 17th, 2021
Weather and Climate

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.

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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.

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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 Southern provinces this afternoon...

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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 lighting between 2pm to 8pm, today (A...

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 island is forecast to experie...

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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Temporary respite from heavy rains today; landslide warnings issued

Though prevailing showery and windy conditions in Sri Lanka are expected to temporarily reduce in intensity today, showe...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Heavy rain for the rest of the month of July forecast by the Met Dept.

The Met Department is forecasting above-average rainfall for the month of July due to the strong day to day atmospheric ...

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Heavy rains to continue as landslide warnings are issued to four districts

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings to areas in Colombo, Kalutara, Kegalle ...

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Showers expected in many parts of the country today

The Met Department is forecasting showers during the day in Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern p...

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DMC gearing up to deal with floods, COVID 19 and Dengue this monsoon season

Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre has laid out detailed plans and is ready to face any challenges in the upcoming mon...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Met Dept : More rain and threat of landslides to continue in a number of areas

Rain will continue in the South-western part of the island today while showers or thundershowers will occur at several p...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Police rescue family and infant in Lellupitiya from heavy flood

A squad of Policemen from the Ratnapura station rescued a family group trapped 2 kilometres inland by floods including a...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Flood, rain and landslide warnings issued as death toll from weather rises to 3

The effects of cyclonic storm Amphan in the Bay of Bengal will bring more heavy rain and high winds the Southern and Cen...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Cyclone "Amphan" packing 100 km winds moving towards West Bengal

The cyclone Amphan has now grown into a very severe storm in the Bay of Bengal bringing more rain and strong winds acros...

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Heat index at 'extreme caution' level for several provinces

The heat index, or temperature felt by the human body, has reached an ‘extreme caution’ level in several provinces a...

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Govt steps up relief efforts as thousands continue to be affected by heavy rains

Two people died and thousands were left stranded in the heavy rains that engulfed several parts of the island over the p...

RepublicNext News Desk

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Several red alerts issued as heavy rains continue

eavy showers are likely over the next 24 hours, particularly in the southwestern parts of the island, the Department of ...

Yakuta Dawood

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Death toll from flooding rises

The death toll from the current heavy rains has risen to eight and 9 others are injured the Disaster Management Centre (...

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Showery conditions to continue in the next few days

The prevailing showery conditions across the island are expected to continue in the next few days, the Department of Met...

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Five dead, four injured due to heavy showers

Five people died and four others sustained injuries in adverse weather conditions across the island yesterday, the Disas...

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One dead in flooding, 23 missing

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported today that 1 person residing in Matara District died and 4 people are inju...

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