Advisory for heavy rain and strong winds issued

The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre today issued an advisory for Heavy Rain and Strong Winds.

According to the advisory, "the cyclonic storm “YAAS” located in East-central Bay of Bengal is expected to be intensified into a severe cyclonic storm during next few hours. Under the influence of the this system, winds over the island and rainy condition in southwestern part (Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces) is expected to enhance from May 25 to 27."

The advisory further stated that, "Wind speed can be increased up to (50-60) kmph at times over the island and especially wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times in Western slope of the Central hills, North-central and North-western provinces and in Kegalle, Vauniya, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Tricomalee and Hambantota districts. Wind speed can increase up to 70 kmph at times in the coastal areas of Western province and in Galle and Matara districts."

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