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    Warning for Severe Lightning Featured

    October 19, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issued Warning for Severe Lightning says that thundershowers accompanied by severe lightningare likely to occur at several places, particularly in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva North-western and Northern provinces and in Anuradhapura district in the evening or night.Heavy falls about 100mm can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Western and North-western provinces.Temporarily strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmphare also possible during thundershowers. it said.


    The epartment of Meteorology advises thatpeople should:

     Seek shelter, preferably indoors and neverunder 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.

     For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.


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