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Heavy rains in drought- hit areas

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The Meteorology Department said today several drought affected areas such as Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala and Vavuniya districts received heavy rains during the last twenty four hours ending at 8.30 a.m. this morning.

The Duty Meteorologist Channa Rodrigo said the highest rain fall of 113 mm was reported in Matale while Anuradhapura, Vavuniya, Polonnaruwa and Moneragala districts received a rainfall of 66.8 mm, 61.2 mm, 58 mm and 18.9 mm respectively.

The Meteorology Department said thundershowers accompanied by strong winds could be expected over the island during the afternoon and night.

It forecast rains during the next few days as well.

Meanwhile, landslides warning issued by the National Building Research Bureau (NBRO) in Kegalle, Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya districts will be in effect till 6.00 p.m. this evening.(Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 3

  • Mubeen Saturday, 27 September 2014 09:44 AM

    I think at least by now our Sri Lankan leaders should start to take initiatives to fight Climate Crisis. This is an early call.

    cj Monday, 29 September 2014 04:40 AM


    Old citizen Monday, 29 September 2014 08:57 AM

    Is it the nature's way of thanking the voters?

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