Local News: The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) today provided early alerts for Matale and Galle.
Accordingly, people in Baddegama, Galle Four Gravetes, Akmeemana, Elpitiya, Niyagama, Bope Poddala and Ukuwela were asked to watch over the sudden emergence of water sprouts, cracks on walls and on the ground as these could be signs of imminent landslides.
Meanwhile, the Irrigation Department warned that some of the country ‘s rivers might hit spill point.
Mee-Oya, Deduru Oya, Attanagalu Oya, Kelani River, Kalu River, Bentara River, Ging River, Nilwala River, Kirama River and Uuru-boku Oya may thus reach spill point.
In addition, the Department of Meteorology forecasts that the prevailing shower condition in the south-western part of the country (particularly in the southern, western, Sabaragamuwa and central provinces) is expected to continue, while very heavy drops above 200 mm is expected to occur somewhere tonight.
“Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere, particularly in Eastern, Uva, and north-central provinces with isolated heavy falls of about 100 mm,” the department said.