Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several provinces | Daily News

Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several provinces


Severe thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are expected particularly in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and North-western provinces the Meteorology Department said today.

Strong gusty winds above 70-80 kmph are also expected during thundershowers.

The Department of Meteorology urged the public to take adequate precautions as follows:

  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.
  • Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.
  • Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.
  • Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
  • For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.


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