‘More rains expected’

The prevailing showers are expected to increase today due to atmospheric disturbances, the Meteorology Department said yesterday. The department foretasted that it would occur between October 1 and October 3, particularly in the North-central, Central, Sabaragamuwa, and Uva provinces.

According to the Meteorology Department, heavy falls above 100mm could be expected at some places in the Central, Uva, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western, and Western provinces, as well as in Mannar and Vavuniya. Showers and thundershowers are also expected in the coastal areas of the East as well as Galle.

Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Deputy Director Pradeep Koddippili said that Akurana had been inundated following heavy rains during the weekend.

However, water in certain areas had receded and the DMC was taking steps to provide relief to residents, he added.

Kodippili also requested the public to take precautions against lightning.

The Meteorology Department also warned fishermen and the navy to stay vigilant during the adverse weather conditions.

“Showers or thundershowers will occur at several coastal areas extending from Puttalam to Potuvil via Colombo, Galle, and Hambantota. Heavy showers can be expected in the South-east as well as the coastal areas from Negambo to Galle via Colombo,” the forecast stated.

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