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Warning of heavy rain

Issuing a special warning on heavy rain are likely to occur at most parts of the island, stated the Department of Meteorology.

Due to an active North-east monsoon conditions, Showery condition over the island, particularly in Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Polonnaruwa district is expected to enhance further.

Heavy falls about (100-150) mm are likely at some places in Eastern and Uva provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya, Matale, Polonnaruwa and Mullaitivu districts. Fairly heavy falls about 75-100 mm are likely at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and in Kandy, Hambanthota and Galle districts.

Wind speed can be increased up to 50 kmph at times in North-Central, North-western, Central and Uva provinces and in Hambanthota district.

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 , Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant, take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity. Beware of fallen trees and power lines, beware of fallen trees and power lines and for emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

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