Heat wave in Sri Lanka: Met. Dept.

Published : 8:33 am  April 5, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Chaturanga Pradeep   
Several districts in the country will experience a rise in temperature of up to 34 degrees Celsius because of the sun being directly over Sri Lanka from April 5 to 15, the Meteorological Department said yesterday.  


Duty Meteorologist said showers or thundershowers would occur at most parts of the country after 2.00 p.m. and could be expected in the Western and Southern coastal areas during the morning.   

Heavy rainfall above 75 mm could be expected at some places particularly in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Southern Provinces with temporary localized strong winds accompanying the thundershowers.   

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

“Meanwhile, showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea area off the coast extending from Batticaloa to Puttalam via Hambantota, Galle and Colombo. Winds will be westerly to south-westerly or variable in direction and speed,” the Met Department said.   

It said wind speeds could increase to 40 kmph in the sea off the coast extending from Puttalam to Kankesanthurai via Mannar.   
Meanwhile Disaster Management Center spokesmen Pradeep Kodippili said two incidents had been reported from Kandy where a collapsing wall had injured six people and a falling tree affecting 11 members of two families.