Sri Lanka Met Dept activities major rains and floods thanks to atmospheric disturbances

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan Meteorology Division on Thursday (25) warned of significant rains and doable flooding that may arise due to a small-stage atmospheric disturbance in southeastern Sri Lanka.

The Satisfied Division claimed the prevailing atmospheric disturbance, which also borders the southwestern Bay of Bengal, has produced in a small-pressure space and is at present found in the japanese part of the island.

The section stated that less than the affect of this technique, major rains exceeding 100 millimeters can be expected in sections of the japanese, Uva, Sabaragamuwa, central, north-western, western and southern provinces and in the Polonnaruwa district.

“You can be expecting really heavy showers above 75mm in other parts of the island,” he said.

In the meantime, the irrigation section mentioned that with the dam doorways open up, the Deduru Oya reservoir in Wariyapola is spilling at a discharge amount of 27,800 cubic toes for each second at the time of writing.

The division stated the choice to open the dam doorways was created due to the considerable rainfall that has transpired in the catchment spots upstream of the Deduru Oya basin because Wednesday (24).

“Because of to the impending rainfall, the discharge of the spills will increase,” a statement read.

Just after examining this condition, the office mentioned, there is a significant probability of a flood predicament in the reduce locations of the Deduru Oya valley, namely in Wariyapola, Nikaweratiya, Mahawa, Kobeigane, Bingiriya, Pallama, Chilaw, Arachchikattuwa and Secretariat Rasnayakapura district divisions.

The division has questioned inhabitants and folks passing by means of these locations to be vigilant. (Colombo / Nov25 / 2021)

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