Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in North-western and North-central provinces and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee Districts.

Temperature records of several districts projected to exceed 32°C. Anuradhapura and Trincomallee may soar to a scorching 33°C, while Kandy, Colombo, Galle and Batticoloa are set to reach 32°C. Maximum Temperature of 37.4°C recorded in Ratnapura during last 24 hours.

Job sites: Stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible.
Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick.
Vehicles: Never leave children unattended.
Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.
Dress: Wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

Given the potential risks associated with dehydration during such extreme weather, authorities strongly recommend staying hydrated. Health experts recommend carrying water bottles and drinking water regularly, even if one does not feel thirsty. Adults are encouraged to aim for a minimum of 2 liters of water daily to ensure their well-being during this heatwave.

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Uva provinces in the evening or night.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning.

The public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.