The temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Danger’ level at some places in Puttalam, Anuradhapura, Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu districts, the Meteorology Department warned.
It also issued “extreme caution” heat warnings to the Eastern, Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa provinces and the districts of Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Monaragala and Kilinochchi.
The department advised the public to remain hydrated and take breaks.
The Heat Index Forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is the condition that is felt on your body. This is not the forecast of maximum temperature. (Sheain Fernandopulle)