Several districts have been affected by inclement weather. The provincial education secretary has decided to close Bulugahathenna Maha Vidyalaya due to heavy rains in the Rathnapura district. A report has been called about the school from the national building research organisation.
Meanwhile five women who have been plucking tea leaves at the Bogowanthalawa Modelsima estate have been hospitalised after being stuck of lightning yesterday.
The highest rainfall of 135 millimetres has been reported from Pulmudai during the last 24 hours ended at 8.30 am today.