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Heat advisory for most parts of the country

The Meteorology Department yesterday issued a heat advisory for Northern, North Central, Eastern, Uva and North Western Provinces and Matale and Hambantota Districts.


The Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre predicted that the caution level in heat index in most parts of the Northern, North Central and Eastern provinces as well in some parts of the North Western and Uva provinces and Matale and Hambantota districts today (03).


In addition the centre predicted that some isolated places in the Polonnaruwa district the Caution level could go up to Extreme Caution level.


Accordingly, the temperature from 39 to 45 degrees of Celsius considered as normal level and the temperature between 46 to 52 degrees of Celsius considers as Caution Level and 46 to 52 as Extreme Caution. Over 52 degrees of Celsius is considered as danger.


The Heat Index Forecast was calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is he condition that is felt on your body. This is not the forecast of maximum temperature. It is generated by the Department of Meteorology for the next day period and prepared by using global numerical weather prediction model data.


However the centre warned the people at job sites to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shades as often as possible. For those who are in indoors were asked to check up on elderly and sick. The Centre also warned the parents not to leave their kids in vehicles unattended and to those who were outdoors were asked to stay hydrated and to limit outdoor activities.


Meanwhile the Met Department yesterday said that the prevailing rainy condition would be enhanced from Friday (04).

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