Nov 30, 2017

Extreme weather to continue

Several provinces of Sri Lanka have been lashed by rains and strong winds since last night (29).

Power interruptions, uprooted trees and severe traffic congestions have been reported in several areas.

The Department of Meteorology says that extreme weather conditions will continue today after the depression in the south-west of Sri Lanka has developed in to a deep depression and it is located 200 km away from Colombo.

It is expected to develop further and move to the Arabian Sea area.

Therefore, the Met Department says that heavy rains and gusty strong winds (about 60-70 kmph) can be expected over the island, and heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas can be expected further in the deep and shallow sea areas around the island too.

Showers or thundershowers will occur most parts of the island.

Very heavy falls (about100-150mm) can be expected at some places in the Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and Uva provinces, the department adds.

Trains limited
Meanwhile, train services on kelani Valley line have been limited from Avissawella to Kottawa and from badulla to Nanu Oya on the upcountry line.

The Department of Railways say that train services have been limited as several trees have fallen onto the railway lines causing several delays.

Diverted flights return
Also, 02 flights from Chennai (UL 124) and Bangalore (UL 172),due to land at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) were diverted to Mattala Airport due to bad weather conditions. The flights were later directed to the BIA.

Naval and fishing communities have been requested to be vigilant due to rough seas.