Weather: Heavy rains, gusty winds as deep depression begins to move away

  • Water levels of the Nilwala, Kalu and Gin rivers on the rise. Residents living in low lying areas advised to remain vigilant.
  • Nilwala river overflowing from Panathugama, Matara; Keselgamu pay overflowing from the Hatton area.
  • Colombo – Badulla main road blocked due to a landslide in Beragala area.
  • Landslide warnings issued for the districts of Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Ratnapura, Nuwara eliya, Badulla, Monaragale and Matale – DMC
  • Delays along the railway line from Pannipitiya to Kottawa.
  • Owing to the inclement weather, a number of schools in Central, Western, Southern and Uva Provinces closes.
  • Galle district is said to be the worst affected with reports of strong winds reported.
  • Power outages reported in a number of areas.
  • No threats of a Tsunami off the Southern coast.
  • Trees uprooted and electricity posts were reported fallen on roads in a number of areas.
  • Flight services will operate according to schedule.
  • 90-100 kmph wind can be expected in the Western and Southern Provinces.
  • Train services in Kelaniweli railway line delayed due to fallen trees – SLR.

The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka states that the depression that occurred in the South-west of Sri Lanka has developed into a deep depression.

It is now located 200 km away from Colombo and is expected to develop further, and move to the Arabian Sea area.

According to the Met Department, heavy rains and gusty winds, of about 60-70 kmph, is to be expected over the country.

Furthermore, heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas can be expected in the deep and shallow sea areas around the country..

The Met Department states that showers or thunderstorms will occur in most parts of the country, and very heavy falls about 100-150 mm. can be expected at some places in Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central Western and Uva provinces.

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