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Monsoon rains inundate many areas

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Flash floods occurred in several roads in Colombo disturbing the usual traffic.

One spill gate of the Lashapana reservoir was also opened due to the heavy rain falls.

The Disaster Management Centre stated that the adverse weather conditions may continue today also. The Meteorology Department has issued a heavy rain and strong winds adversaries for today (27) as well. As per the adversary on heavy rains the Meteorology Department predicts that heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and Kandy, Nuwara-Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

The Department also observed that, “Due to active south-west monsoon conditions over Sri Lanka, fairly strong winds up to (40-50) kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph can be expected in the western slope of central hills, North-Central and North-Western provinces and in Hambantota and Trincomalee districts. People living in the above mentioned areas are requested to be vigilant in this regard.” The sea areas extending from Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota and in the sea areas extending from Puttalam to Kankesanthurai via Mannar can be very rough at times, the Department also announced.

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