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Thunderstorm Warning

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 5, 2019 19:10

Thunderstorm Warning

For Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western provinces and Galle
and Matara districts


PLEASE BE AWARE:
Thunderstorms accompanied by severe lightning is likely to occur in the above mentioned
warning areas during next few (nine) hours.
Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers.
Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected at some places.


ACTION REQUIRED:
The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:
 Seek shelter, preferably indoors 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.

Today: Showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces of the island.

Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara and Vauniya districts.

Tomorrow: Showers will occur at times in Eastern, Uva and North-Central provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly heavy falls about 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

Prevailing showery condition is expected to continue today.

Showers will occur at times in Eastern, Uva, North-Central and Central provinces and several spells of showers will occur in Northern Province and in Hambantota district.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m.

Fairly heavy falls above 75 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, North-central and Eastern provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

Fairly strong gusty winds up to 40 kmph can be expected over North-western, Northern and Southern provinces.

 

   Weather Forecast for Main Cities                                                           Date :6-Feb-2019
CityTemperature (0C)Relative Humidity (%)Weather
MaxMinMaxMin
Anuradhapura30239575Several spells of showers
Batticaloa27239585Showers at times
Colombo33239560Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Galle30239580Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Jaffna28259080Mainly fair
Kandy27219575Showers or thundershowers are likely after 2.00p.m
Nuwara-Eliya17129585Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Ratnapura32239570Showers or thundershowers after 2.00p.m
Trincomalee27249580Showers at times
Mannar28229585Mainly fair
ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 5, 2019 19:10

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