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    Red Advisory for Heavy Rain, Strong Wind and Rough seas Featured

    October 22, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issuedRed Advisory for Heavy Rain, Strong wind and Rough seas says that Due to the active cloudiness in the Northern, Southern and Southeastern sea areas to the island, the possibility for heavyshowers or thundershowers and sudden roughness,associated with sudden increase of wind speed (up to 70-80 kmph) in the above given sea areas is high. Naval and fishing communities are requested to be vigilantin this regard.
    SITUATION AT 07.00 a.m.:The active clouds formed in the Northern, Southern and Southeastern sea areas to the island
    FORECAST : The active clouds are likely to persist within next 06 hours further.

    The Department of Meteorology advises thatpeople should:

     Seek shelter, preferably indoors and neverunder 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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