Extreme weather to intensify

Extreme weather to intensify

Issuing a weather advisory, the Department of Meteorology warns the general public that the prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over the island from the 08th to the 10th of October.

This situation occurs due to a low-pressure area which has developed over the Central and South-East areas of the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a well-marked low-pressure area. The Department of Meteorology predicts that it is very likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 24 hours and move in a northwest direction in the next few days.

The Department also added that showers or thundershowers will occur in the Western, North Western, Central, Southern, and the Sabaragamuwa provinces, while showers or thundershowers may occur in the other parts of the island after 2.00 pm.

Severe lightning and temporarily strong winds up to 70-80kmph could also be experienced during thundershowers.

Very heavy falls about 150mm could be expected in the Western, Northwestern, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces and also in the Galle and Matara districts.