Effects of cyclone OCKHI to decrease gradually


The effects of cyclone OCKHI which emerged from the Arabian Sea is expected to decrease gradually with the movement of the cyclone away from the island, the Meteorology Department said today.

However, showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island.

Heavy falls of 100mm are expected at some places in the Northern, North-central, Uva, Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.

Fairly strong gusty winds above 50kmph are expected in the Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

The Meteorology Department urged the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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