Rain, winds affect around 120:
Thunder showers predicted in WP, Galle, Matara
About120 people belonging to 33 families have been affected by heavy
rain and high wind prevailing in the country with the gradually
developing South West monsoon, Disaster Management Centre Assistant
Director Pradeep Kodippili told the Daily News yesterday.
About 109 people belonging to 30 families have been affected by heavy
rain and high wind in Mahara Divisional Secretariat (DS) Division in the
Gampaha District. Ten houses were partially damaged in this area.
Another 11 people belonging to three families have been affected while
three houses were partially damaged in the Suriyawewa DS Division. Sixty
acres of banana cultivation was also fully damaged.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department predicted that showers or
thunder showers would occur in the Western Province and in Galle and
Matara districts today mainly in the morning. "Fairly heavy falls are
also expected at some places. Thunder showers will develop at some
places during the evening or night," said Met Department Duty Forecaster
Chaminda de Silva.
He also said that strong winds would occur over the island today.
He also requested the public to take adequate precautions to minimize
the damages cause by lightning.