A Considerable rainfall has been occurred in most of Upstream catchment areas of Deduru Oya River Basin from November 24. In addition to that, The Deduru Oya reservoir which is maintained by the Irrigation Department is spilling with a discharge rate of 27,800 cubic feet /sec currently. Because of upcoming rainfall the spilling discharge will be increased.

By analyzing this situation there is a possibility of occurring a considerable flood situation in lowline areas of Deduru Oya valley situated in Wariyapola, Nikaweratiya, Mahawa, Kobeigane, Bingiriya, Pallama, Chilaw, Arachchikattuwa and Rasnayakapura D/S Divisions.

It is requested to pay high attention in this regards by the residents in those areas and vehicle drivers running through those areas. Disaster Management Authorities are requested to take adequate precautions in this regards. (LankaXpress.com)

Prevailed low-level atmospheric disturbance over south-east of Sri Lanka and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal has developed into a low pressure area and currently located in east of the Sri Lanka.

Cloudy skies can be expected over the island. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in Matale district. Showers or thundershowers will occur in several places elsewhere during the afternoon or night.

Heavy showers above 100 mm can be expected at some places in Northern, North-Central, North-Western, Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces. Fairly heavy showers above 75 mm can be expected at some places elsewhere.