109 houses damaged due to bad weather

Two persons have died while seven others have sustained injuries due to inclement weather.

The number of persons affected by adverse weather conditions experienced across the country has increased to 1,675.

The Disaster Management Centre said 387 families in four districts have been affected by heavy rains and gusty winds.

It added one house has been destroyed while 109 other houses have been damaged due to bad weather in the past couple of days.

Meanwhile, the Department of Meteorology predicts fairly heavy showers above 75mm at times over the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Northern provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts today.

The Met Department said the depression has weakened into a low-pressure area and is likely to move to the western coast of Sri Lanka this morning.

It added by evening, the impact of the system on the country will diminish as it is moving away from the island.

Meanwhile, strong gusty winds of about 40-50kmph can be expected at times over the country.

The general public has been requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

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