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Weather to worsen, death toll rises to ten

2018-05-23 11:14:10
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The prevailing weather condition will worsen in the South-Western parts of the country, the Meteorology Department today said.

Issuing a weather forecast this morning, the department said that showers and thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-Western provinces.

“Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere after 2.00 pm in Jaffna, Mannar and Mullaitivu Districts. Heavy rain falls, about 100 mm, can be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly heavy rain, about 75 mm, can be expected at some places in Mullaitivu, Trincomalee and Batticaloa,” it said.

The Meteorology Department also warned of temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

Meanwhile, speaking to Daily Mirror, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Director Pradeep Kodippili said the death toll had risen to ten.


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