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Showers and thunderstorms to continue

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There is a high possibility for afternoon thundershowers with severe lightning over most parts of the island during the next few days.

According to Meteorological Departments daily forecast, showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces of the island after 2.00 p.m. Heavy rainfall about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern, Uva, Western and North-Western provinces and Anuradhapura district.

The general public is warned to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by’ lightning activity and localized strong winds during thundershowers.

According to the Meteorological department, during the past 24 hours ended at 8.30 a.m. today (16) the highest rainfall recorded was 40 mm from Peradeniya but major hydro catchment areas such Victoria, Castlereigh and Kotmale are yet to receive rain.