Met Dept. issues severe weather warning

Weather warning

The Met Dept. issuing a severe weather warning this afternoon stated that the atmospheric disturbances are still affecting the weather over the island. Cloudy skies with showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island particularly in the North-central, Eastern, Central, Uva and Southern provinces.

Heavy rain (more than 100mm) are also expected at some places.

Showers or thundershowers will continue to prevail over the deep and shallow sea areas around the island. The sea areas around the island may be rough at times as the winds can strengthen up to 50-60 kmph at times.

There may be temporary localized strong winds (up to 80 Km/hr) during thundershowers. General public are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

(Government News Portal)