More rain in Sri Lanka

Published : 9:00 am  November 13, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (47) reads | 

Atmospheric changes in Bay of Bengal

 

By Yohan Perera     

An atmospheric disturbance has developed in the southwest Bay of Bengal bringing in its wake heavy rains in Northern Sri Lanka the Meteorology Department said yesterday. It said fairly strong winds were expected over the coastal areas of the Northern, North-Western, Western and Southern Provinces while showers or thunder showers were expected at times in the Northern Province and the Trincomalee district. 

 

 The Met Department said rains were expected in the North-Western, North-Central, Central and Sabaragamuwa Provincies. 

 

 

  The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said it had kept all its officers,  the police and the security personnel on standby for possible floods in  the Jaffna district which had 500 mm of rain during the past few days

 

 

Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said it had kept all its officers, the police and the security personnel on standby for possible floods in the Jaffna district which had 500 mm of rain during the past few days. DMC spokseman Pradeep Kodippilly said the water level in the Jaffna lagoon was rising and that a flood situation could be expected during the next few days if the rains continued. DMC’s special unit set up in Vavuniya has been asked to stay on alert for any sudden changes to the weather patterns.