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    Warning for Severe Lightning and Heavy Rain

    October 16, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issued Warning for Severe Lightning and Heavy Rain says that Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Anuradhapura, Vauniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu andKilinochchi districts in the evening or night.
    Heavy falls above 100mm can be expected at someplaces in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uvaand Eastern provinces and in Anuradhapura,Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Mannar districts. .
    Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmphare also possible during thundershowers. , it said.

    The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:
     Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
     Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea
    plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.
     Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.
     Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.
     Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
     For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.


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