A low pressure area is likely to form over south east Bay of Bengal. There are chances of intensification of the possible system and movement towards India’s north Tamil Nadu coast. The forecasted system is likely to intensify into a depression over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Sri Lanka around November 11. Some Meteorologists forecast the depression will become a Cyclone Jawad.
Very heavy rains above 150mm are likely at some places in Western, North-western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts. Heavy showers about 100 mm can be expected at some places in Uva and Northern provinces and in Matale, Galle and Matara districts.
Enhancement of the rainy weather condition in the land areas and windy condition in the sea areas around Sri Lanka can be expected during November 8th and 09th November, due to influence of the prevailing wind convergence zone in the vicinity of the island.
Irrigation Department says water levels of Attanagalu Oya, Maya Oya, Kalu and Nilawala rivers are slowly rising and may reach minor flood situation if the rains continue. People living in river banks are requested to be vigilant. Minor flood situation reports in Baddegama, Dunamale and Millakanda areas.
Irrigation Department issued pre-flood warning for several river basins. There is a high probability of occurring flood situations in lowline flood prone areas of several rivers.
People living in Deduru Oya Basin, Maha Oya Basin, Attanagalu Oya Basin, Kelani Ganga Basin, Kalu Ganga Basin, enthara Ganga Basin, Gin Ganga Basin, Nilwala Ganga Basin and Kala Oya Basin are kindly requested to be vigilant in this regards.
National Building Research Organization NBRO issued landslides alert for several districts due to prevailing rainy condition.
General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers. (LankaXpress.com)