Warning issued for severe lightning | Daily News


Warning issued for severe lightning

Issuing a special warning on severe thunderstorms accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, North-western, Uva provinces and in Galle, Matara, Anuradhapura and Vavuniya districts in the evening or night, stated the Department of Meteorology.

Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers.

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should 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 and for emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

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