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North-East monsoon expected next week

The North-East monsoon is expected to hit the country next week, the Meteorology Department said yesterday.

The Duty Meteorologist said necessary conditions for the North-East monsoon were being monitored.

The North East monsoon feeds the irrigation tanks in the North,
North Central, North Western and Eastern areas and helps the rice cultivation of the area.

Accordingly, Meteorology Department said showery condition over the island is expected to enhance to some extent further today and tomorrow. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)