Water level of Nilwala on the rise

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Due to the prevailing weather conditions it has been recorded that the water level of the Nilwala river has risen. Heavy rainfall of over 100 millimetres in Urubokka, Kotapola, and Kosmodara has contributed to the rise in water levels.

According to our correspondent in the area several low lying areas in Akuressa, Panadura have been flooded. Due to this, the Siyambalagoda road has been inundated.

This morning, the water level of the Nilwala river was recorded as 6m. The Department of Disaster Management stated that if the rains continue in the upper reaches of the Nilwala River, the water level could rise.

The Met department stated that due to the turbulent nature of the lower atmosphere of Sri Lanka rain is expected to enhance in most places of the island.

Meteorologist in charge, Udeni Weerasinghe stated that most of the parts of the island can expect over 100 millimetres of rain.