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Friday June 25th, 2021
Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka Met Dept issues severe lightning warning, requests caution

"There may be temporary localised strong winds during thundershowers."

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More rain forecast for flood & landslide-ravaged Sri Lanka

Two more deaths due to adverse weather were reported yesterday, increasing the total to 19

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Sri Lanka's extreme weather death toll climbs to 17; 26,000 displaced in floods, landslide...

So far 271,110 people have been affected by floods and landslides in nine districts

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Cyclone Yaas to become severe over Sri Lanka, Met Dept warns

Rainfall exceeding 150mm is also expected as a result of the cyclone

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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.

Mahadiya Hamza
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.

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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