Sri Lanka’s meteorological department has indicated that the majority of the country will experience fair weather conditions, with only a few scattered showers predicted for the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces, as well as Galle and Matara districts.
Except for a few showers in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Fairly strong winds about (40-45) kmph can be expected at times in western slopes of the central hills, Northern, North-Central and North-Western provinces, and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Monaragala districts.
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 30°C. Batticaloa may soar to a scorching 36°C, while Trincomalee is set to reach 37°C. In Anuradhapura, temperatures could hit 35°C, while Jaffna and Ratnapura districts are forecasted to experience 31°C and 35°C, respectively. Pottuvil recorded a maximum temperature of 37.5°C in the last 24 hours.
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.