Extreme and caution level heat weather advisory has been issued by the Department of Meteorology today for Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Monaragala and Hambantota districts.
According to the heat index issued by the department, Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Matale, Gampaha, Colombo, Kalutara, Badulla, Galle and Matara districts would be affected by hot weather conditions.
In such areas, people may suffer due to heat cramps, exhaustion and continuing activity could lead to heatstroke.
Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa, Monaragala, Ampara and Hambantorta are also recorded as caution areas.
The Met Department said the Heat Index Forecast was calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and the condition that is felt on the human body.
The department also advised the public to remain hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible at job sites. They also advised checking the elderly and the sick who are indoors and not leave children unattended.
Outdoor workers are advised to limit their strenuous activities, find shade and stay hydrated. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)