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The Department of Meteorology yesterday warned of more showers with the possibility of the rainfall exceeding 100 mm in the coming days due to prevailing atmospheric disturbances.

Thunder showers were expected in the Western, Southern, and Sabaragamuwa provinces and several other areas.

People are kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damage caused by lightning.

Meanwhile, the Met Department said several areas received heavy rains with Nochiyagama receiving a rainfall of 105 mm, Colombo 68mm, Galle 7 mm and Ratmalana 80mm.

The temperature in many parts of the country including Colombo, Kurunegala, Anurdhapura had dropped to about 24c while it had dropped down to below 20c degrees in Nuwara Eliya and Bandarawela.

Nearly 2,546 people belonging to 652 families had been affected by the rainy weather in the Galle district with three houses reported to have been destroyed. Several minor landslides were reported from the district including in a location which is close to the site where the new market is to be constructed in Imaduwa.

Several areas in Beruwala were also reportedly under water. In Polonnaruwa 10 houses were damaged by the heavy showers. (Yohan Perera)
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