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Colombo, Feb 22 (Daily Mirror) - The Meteorology Department issued a caution-level heat weather advisory, particularly for the North-Western and North-Central Provinces and Gampaha, Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee districts.

According to the heat index issued by the department, the Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, Gampaha and Colombo Districts will be affected by hot weather conditions.

In the caution level, the department mentioned that fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity and continued activity could result in heat cramps.

“People may suffer heat cramps and exhaustion and continuing activity in the heat or sun could lead to heatstroke,” the advisory warns.

The Met. Dept. also advised the public to remain hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible.

They also advised checking on the elderly and the sick, who are indoors and not to leave children unattended. They also requested to wear lightweight, white or light-colored clothing.

The heat index forecast is calculated by using relative humidity, maximum temperature and the condition that is felt on the human body.


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