Heavy rains continue; landslide warnings issued for 5 districts



Heavy rains will occur at times in Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western Provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara Districts today (7), the Department of Meteorology said.

It said fairly heavy showers above 50mm are likely at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in Puttalam, Galle and Matara Districts.

A few showers may occur in Mannar and Hambantota Districts and in North-central Province.

Fairly strong winds about 40-45 kmph can be expected at times in western slopes of the central hills, Northern, North-central and North-western Provinces and in Trincomalee and Hambantota Districts.

Meanwhile, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) said that due to the prevailing weather, the landslide warning notices were further extended for several areas belonging to five districts.

The warnings are valid until 4.00 pm today (07) and the NBRO announcement is as follows.


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