Heavy rains caused by depression, moves to Tamil Nadu today
Monday, 16 November 2015 - 9:13
The depression in the Bay of Bengal has weakened into a low pressure area and is moving away from Sri Lank.
It is likely to enter Indian land mass through North Thamilnadu coast by this evening or tonight.
Under the influence of the system, showery weather and cloudy skies is expected to continue in the northern parts and south-western coastal areas of the country today.
Possibility for strong winds over the country and surrounding sea areas is still high.
Prevailing showery weather over the island is expected to be reduced to some extent from today.
Showers or thundershowers will develop elsewhere particularly after 02.00p.m.
Duty Meteorologist Malith Fernando stated that heavy falls about 100 mili meters are also likely at some places.
The Disaster Management centre states that Puthlam, Colombo, Jaffna, Mulathi, Kilinochchi, and Baticalo districts are affected due to adverse weather.
Northern Province Education Secretary E . Ravindran stated that all the schools in the Northern province will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Deputy Director of the DMC Pradeep Kodipillai stated that 38 thousand have been affected.
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