Thunderstorm warning issued for eleven districts

19 March 2020 04:41 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Meteorology Department today warned of thunderstorms accompanied by severe lightning and thunder in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-Western Provinces and Galle, Matara, Kandy, and Nuwara-Eliya Districts in the evening or night.

It said temporarily strong gusty winds speeding up to 70-80 Kmph were possible during the thunderstorms.

The department warned the general public to refrain from using wired telephones and connected electric appliances and also warned the public to seek shelter, preferably indoors and in covered vehicles during thunderstorms. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Xavier Saturday, 21 March 2020 07:23 PM

    It was originally mention as eleven provenience. But after my comments. it has been change to eleven district. I am happy this has been ratified. But it unfortunate it not shown in comments column

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