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    Red Warning for Heavy Rain

    December 08, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issued Red Warning for Heavy Rain says that “Due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the Bay of Bengal to the southeast of Sri Lanka, prevailing showery condition over the country is likely to enhance further particularly in Eastern, Uva, North-central, Central and Northern provinces during next fewdays.(8-10 December 2019)Very heavy showers around 200mm are likely at some places in Ampara, Batticaloa,Monaragala and Badulla districts Heavy showers of about (100-150) mm are likely in the Trincomalee, Anuradhapura,Polonnaruwa, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Nuwara-Eliya and Matale districts.Fairly heavy showers of about 100mm are likely in Kurunegala, Puttalam, Rathnapura,Kandy, Kegalle and Hambanthota districts.Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in North-Western, Northernand North-Central provinces and in Hambanthota district.
     Heavy rains may trigger landslides in hilly areas.
     Water inundation in low lying areas
     Uprooting of large avenue trees.
     People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide prone areas) are requested to bevigilant.
     Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant.
     Take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
     Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
     Be alert on the advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology.
     For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.


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