Met Dept issues bad weather warning

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Issuing a bad weather warning at 8 pm today, the Meteorology Department said heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas would be expected during the next 12 hours.

It said the depression is now located in the South-West of Sri Lanka and expected to develop further and move away from the island.

"Heavy rains and strong winds about 80 kmph are expected over the island particularly in the Southern and South-Western areas. Heavy falls can be expected at some places in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Western Province. Heavy falls above 100 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere," it said.

 

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  • Dissanayake Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:05 PM

    It is unfortunate that the Meteorology Department of Sri Lanka yesterday advised the people not to panic over foreign reports forecasting a storm or flood threats in the country. If the MD cannot forecast such storms at least listen to the foreign media reports.

    Sciracco TS Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:03 AM

    Well said!

    Very True Thursday, 30 November 2017 08:21 AM

    very true.

    udaya Thursday, 30 November 2017 09:53 AM

    Exactly. Even they went on to say foreign calculations were different to theirs. That may be the only accurate info.

    Muraly Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:34 AM

    Very true.

    Kadiya Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:03 PM

    So the foreign new item about the weather was true after all. I was hoping and praying the Met. Dept. was right for once!

    zeylanicus Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:19 PM

    Warniing given after we started getting the heavy rain and winds

    Dilan Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:45 PM

    Internation weather forecasters gave a warning yesterday that SL was going to experience a storm today but our Meteorology Department said that theres no risk n ppl not to panic....

    Ram Thursday, 30 November 2017 01:43 AM

    When did Meteorology Department got its weather report right? I have no recollected. If they lack equipment they must high light the issue that their predictions may not be accurate sans modern equipment

    Raj Thursday, 30 November 2017 03:40 AM

    That is why people say If you do not know, just keep your mouth shut!

    nadi Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:16 AM

    Kindly shutdown the M.D. and its tax payers money going waste. The M.D is a death trap for the people who is much more depended in the fisheries industry. Everyone in this country should look forward to international weather reports. Met Department - Shame on you.. ...............

    Jayasuriya Thursday, 30 November 2017 07:23 AM

    Fishing boats missing due to storm , it is unacceptable that such occurences take place , grieving families , who is answerable ?

    Gerard Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:06 AM

    Bunch of lazy, imbeciles putting peoples lives at risk.

    Athula Karunathilake Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:07 AM

    Met Department must reshuffled and sack the excess inefficient officers without considering their posts or experience. This is a service to the nation , Lot of government servants do not know their responsibilities. They hang around and in the office and at 4.15pm leave the office .This attitude of these officers must be change to over come shortcommings

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:37 AM

    Usually late like all in Sri Lanka

    Rasheed Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:50 AM

    Met dept should be closed and we can depend on the foreign report. If they can't give accurate report they should keep their mouth shut rather than giving false report, and misleading the public.


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