Heavy rains expected in several provinces and districts today


Heavy rains and thundershowers of above 100mm are expected at Eastern, Uva, Central, North Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle, Matara, Kaluthara, Hambantota  and Polonnaruwa districts, the Meteorology Department said.

Fairly strong gusty winds of above 40kmph are expected in Northern, North-western provinces and in Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts.

The Meteorology Department added saying that due to a wavy type disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, showery conditions are expected to enhance over the island.

Furthermore, the Met. Department urged the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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