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Bad weather to easetemporarily

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 24, 2019 18:51

Bad weather to easetemporarily

The Met Department announces that showery condition over the island is likely to temporarily reduce to some extent from tomorrow.
Several spells of showers will occur in the Northern, North-Central, Uva and Eastern provinces and in Hambantota district. Showers or thundershowers will occur at a few places elsewhere after 1.00 p.m.Light showers may occur in the Central province during the morning too.Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces during the morning.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.
Meanwhile, thirteen districts have been affected by the inclement weather. Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, NuwaraEliya, Matale and Vavuniya districts were the worst affected. More than 65,000 persons in 112 Divisional Secretariat areas have been hit by the adverse weather.

The Disaster Management Center stated that 15,155 persons have been accommodated in 123 relief camps. The relief program continues. In the inclement weather, 62 houses were completely damaged while 1,400 were partially damaged. The Disaster Management Center has issued landslide warning for Matale , Kandy ,NuwaraEliya and Badulla districts. The Center stated that the red notices issued to certain areas are still in effect. The hotline 117 is open around the clock for informing about possible disasters.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 24, 2019 18:51