Schools to close tomorrow as Roanu threatens more rain

The Ministry of Education announced that all schools in the country will close tomorrow as cyclone ‘Roanu’ has threatened more rain in the country.The department of meteorology said that the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ which is now located about 600km north of Kankasanturai. Showers or thunder showers will occur at several places in the Anuradhapura and Hambantota districts as well. (Colombo Gazette) “Strong windy conditions over the country and in the sea areas around the island will continue during next few days due to the meeting of wind feeding to the system. There is a high possibility to sudden increase of rain in the South-western part of the country. If so, fairly heavy to very heavy rainfall (100mm-150mm) are also expected at some places,” the department of meteorology said. The department of meteorology said showers or thunder showers will occur at times in Western, North-Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle, Matara and Mannar districts.

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