Severe lightning advisory issued for five Districts

Amani Nilar | Published: 3:14 PM Apr 14 2021
Local Severe lightning advisory issued for five Districts

An advisory for severe lightning has been issued for five districts by the Department of Meteorology, today (13).

According to the advisory, thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Central, Sabaragamuwa, Western, Northwestern and Northern Provinces and in Galle, Matara and Anuradhapura Districts today (13).

The Department of Meteorology advises that individuals should seek shelter indoors, 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 during the thunderstorm, to beware of fallen trees and power lines, and to contact local disaster management authorities for any emergency assistance.

Amani Nilar | Published: 3:14 PM Apr 14 2021

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