The number of persons affected by drought has risen to 1,242,140. The Kurunegala District is the worst hit with over 59,632 families affected.
Meanwhile, the Met Department forecasts possible afternoon thundershowers in the Eastern, Uva, Northern and North-Central Provinces.
It is predicted that fairly heavy showers (of about 75mm) can be expected at some places in the Uva, North-central and Eastern Provinces.
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