Severe thundershowers in several provinces today


Severe thundershowers above 100mm are expected today especially in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North Western provinces between 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Meteorology Department said.

The Met. Department urged the public to follow instructions given below to avoid hazards which could cause during this weather condition:

  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors, covered vehicles and never under 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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