Showers or Thundershowers after 1pm today



The Department of Meteorology predicts showers or thundershowers in most places in the island after 1.00pm today (13).

Heavy showers of about 100mm can be expected at some places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Uva and Eastern provinces, the department says.

It adds that showers can also be expected in the coastal areas of the Western and Eastern provinces and in the Mullaitivu, Galle and Matara districts during the morning as well.

General public has been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

So far, over 3,000 persons have been affected due to inclement weather.

The Disaster Management Centre said 916 families in 15 districts have been affected due heavy rains and gusty winds in recent days with 06 disaster-related deaths also reported.

The DMC also adds that 198 houses have been damaged due to adverse weather in the past two weeks.


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