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Sri Lanka Grapples with Dry Weather, Affecting Thousands Across the Island

Nearly 10,000 individuals from 3,027 families are grappling with the effects of dry weather across Sri Lanka, with the Gampaha district bearing the brunt of the harsh conditions, impacting 7,053 people. An additional 2,813 individuals in the Kegalle district are also facing difficulties.

The Department of Meteorology has forecasted that the hot weather will persist throughout April. Additionally, the Meteorological Department predicts that showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, and Uva provinces after 2:00 p.m. Fairly heavy showers exceeding 50 mm are expected at some locations.

Showers or thundershowers may also occur at a few places in the North-western and Central provinces, as well as in Mannar and Vavuniya districts in the evening or night.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in the Central, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, and Western provinces, as well as in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.

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