Most parts of Sri Lanka are to experience mainly fair weather. However, several districts will see temperatures exceeding 30°C. Batticaloa is forecasted to reach 35°C, Trincomalee 37°C, Anuradhapura 35°C, and Jaffna and Ratnapura districts 33°C. Maximum temperature of 38.0°C reported in Mullaitivu area during last 24-hours.

Health officials are advising everyone, especially children, athletes, and those frequently outdoors, to take extra precautions and stay hydrated. Dehydration can have mild to severe consequences, so it’s essential to drink plenty of water. Carrying a water bottle and drinking water at regular intervals, even if not feeling thirsty, is recommended. For adults, the general guideline is to drink at least 2 liters of water per day.

Action Required:

  • Job sites: Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade frequently.
  • Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick to ensure they are well-hydrated.
  • Vehicles: Never leave children unattended in vehicles, especially in hot weather.
  • Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, seek shade, and stay hydrated.
  • Dress: Wear lightweight, white, or light-colored clothing to stay comfortable in the heat.

Several spells of light showers will occur in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Eastern province during the evening or night.