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Rainfall as high as 553 mm recorded in the country

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Rainfall as high as 500mm was reported in several parts of the country yesterday, the Department of Meteorology said.

The highest rainfall of 553mm was recorded from Kukuleganga in the Kalutara District while nearly 500mm of rain had fallen in Weeraketiya. The other rainfall figures included 395mm in Batuwagala, 387.2mm in Padukka and 348.5mm in Ratnapura.

All in all the rainfalls exceeded 100mm in both the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

However, the 553 mm of rain that had fallen in Kukuleganga was not the highest rainfall recorded in Sri Lanka’s history as there have been instances where it had exceeded 700mm in some areas in the past.

Meanwhile, the department had forecast more showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central and North-Western Provinces in the coming days as well. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Abhishek Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:43 AM

    Climate change is now taking it's toll everywhere

    sam Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:11 PM

    May God ease the pain of the effected people. via DM iOS App

    ANTON Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:27 PM

    RAIN WITHOUT DRAIN IS VERY DANGEROUS, BECAUSE BRAINLESS PEOPLE CONSTRAIN THESE THINGS.

    Gas_Gemba Saturday, 27 May 2017 12:35 PM

    553 mm fell over what period of time? In one day? Please clarify

    Dee Saturday, 27 May 2017 04:59 PM

    It is still prevailing in other parts of SL. Hop a bus or train and see for yourself.

    Arnold Sunday, 28 May 2017 08:10 AM

    Looks more like divine punishment for raising racism and attacks on minorities in Sri Lanka.

    ANTON Saturday, 27 May 2017 10:01 AM

    WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO SAID WE ARE GETTING LONGEST DROUGHT IN THE COUNTRY.


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