Low pres­sure in the Bay of Ben­gal: Heavy rains in East and other ar­eas

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

The North­east mon­soon is on but the heavy rains be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced now, es­pe­cially in the East, are largely due to a low pres­sure con­di­tion in the Bay of Ben­gal, ac­cord­ing to the Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal De­part­ment.

Duty me­te­o­rol­o­gist Nadeeka Ranaweera said the low pres­sure for­ma­tion in the Bay of Ben­gal was mov­ing to­wards the south­east­ern parts of the coun­try and, as a re­sult, the South­ern, Eastern and Uva Prov­inces and Polon­naruwa in the North West Prov­ince will ex­pe­ri­ence in­ter­mit­tent heavy thun­der­show­ers.

Evening show­ers are ex­pected in the Western, Cen­tral and Sabaraga­muwa Prov­inces and Galle and Matara in the South­ern Prov­ince.

Mean­while, foggy con­di­tions will pre­vail in sev­eral ar­eas across the coun­try dur­ing the next cou­ple of days, she said.

The De­part­ment ad­vised peo­ple to stay in­doors and avoid com­ing in con­tact with light­ning and thun­der. Fish­er­men are ad­vised not en­gage in fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, as the wind speed in the seas off the Western and North­west­ern coasts could in­crease upto 50kmph.

Fish­er­men are ad­vised not en­gage in fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, as the wind speed in the seas off the Western and North­west­ern coasts could in­crease upto 50kmph

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