Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Thundershowers, high winds in sea areas of Sri Lanka, Meteorology Department warns
Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 02:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: The Meteorology Department said today showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Hambantota via Colombo and Galle and at several places in the other sea area around the island.

Southwesterly winds will be at 20-40 kmph and can strengthen up to 50 kmph at times, the Department warned.

The deep and shallow sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Pottuvil via Galle and Hambantota will be rough at times as winds can strengthen up to 60 kmph at times. Other sea areas around the island may be fairly rough at times.

According to the Met Department heavy rain falls exceeding 100mm is expected in some parts of the country while showers or thundershowers will occur at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central Provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts and also spread to the North Western Province.

Issuing a severe weather advisory valid for next 24 hours, the Department said strong winds at times up to 60 kmph can be expected over the central hills and over the southern and southwestern sea areas.

People were advised to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Cricket sends Seekkuge Prasanna to Australia as a stand by for Rangana Herath
-- [54 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President begins visit to North and East
-- [1 hour and 10 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government tables National Drug Policy in parliament
-- [1 hour and 33 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Tamil party plans to discuss power devolution with Indian PM
-- [1 hour and 56 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Bribery Commission records statement from MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena
-- [3 hours ago]
Tax proposals in the interim budget raise regulatory risks for Sri Lanka telecom companies - Fitch
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President inquires into the problems at National Gems and Jewellery Authority
Police question Sri Lanka Navy personnel on disappearances
Sri Lankan motorbike riders banned from wearing face-covering helmets
Japan, US, UK hopes for real change in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.