Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in Northern, North-central & Eastern provinces and Monaragala District.

As the heatwave continues to grip the nation, health officials are urging caution, particularly among children, athletes, and those spending significant time outdoors. Temperature records of several districts projected to exceed 32°C. Anuradhapura and Trincomalee may soar to a scorching 37°C, while Jaffna, Ratnapura and Batticoloa are set to reach 34°C.

Maximum temperature of 38.5°C recorded in Vavuniya area on August 22.

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.