Alert for severe lightning, heavy rainfall
The Met Department has issued an ‘amber’ alert for severe lightning and heavy rainfall in several provinces until early morning tomorrow (26).
It says thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in the Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western, Uva, North-Central and Eastern provinces and in the Hambantota district.
Fairly heavy showers of more than 75 mm can be expected at some places in these areas.
There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.
The Department requests the public to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.