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Heat wave warning issued for Colombo and several other Districts

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Colombo, Feb. 21 (Daily Mirror)- The Meteorology Department today issued a ‘Caution’ level heat warning for some places in North-Western province and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Moneragala District.

The Heat index Advisory issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre said that the heat index, the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in North-western province and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Moneragala District.

According to the Meteorology Department, temperature at 39-45 Celsius is considered caution level and fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity while continuing activity could result in heat cramps.

People are expected to stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible at job sites and check up on the elderly and the sick while indoors.

The Department warned not to leave children unattended inside vehicles and limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated while outdoors.

People are advised to wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing during heat waves.


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  • Farming in rural areas adding to the problem Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:44 PM

    Ranil is always for farmers doing their hopelessly poor and inefficient farming there. Better for the country as a whole to import agricultural good, and let the jungle take over farm lands. People in the cities do not seem to realise the evil of Climate change done by Sri Lankan farmer and their supporters.

    Dress like those in Arabia then Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:56 PM

    Time to take on the desert living style of people in Arabia then.

    Lookup Bannana Thursday, 22 February 2024 09:22 AM

    Yes in SL better wear only Amuday. Save water and imported cloth. Amuday to be woven from Pol husks.

    Gt Thursday, 22 February 2024 12:06 AM

    This could be due to air pollution, need to enact laws forcing companies to reduce pollution, building a tyre factory here is stupid, cutting down trees to make hotels is stupid, lack of vehicle emissions enforcement is stupid, politicians and their families and friends cutting down forrests to build roads to their hotels through nature reserves Is also stupid, there are many foreign chemical producing plants that should be axed, this gov is so desperate for money they don't care about environment, what can you expect when a bunch of villagers are in power

    Hiran Gunasekera Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:21 AM

    Hopefully this message also goes to the schools! PTA teachers has no brains at times they keep small children in the burning sun ☀️ these days for sports meet practices. Teachers for your attention and action.

    YLG Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:28 AM

    SriLankans are very ignorant about global warming. Vehicles should be used for the old and the kids. Others can walk or cycle. Try explaining that to a bus driver


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