The Department of Meteorology has issued a heat advisory for several areas today (17).
The warning issued last evening (16) is valid for today for the Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva Provinces and Hambantota District.
The heat index, the temperature felt on the human body, is expected to increase up to ‘Caution’ level at some places in the Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in the Hambantota District, the Department of Meteorology said.
Accordingly, prolonged exposure to heat and engaging in activities under the sun may cause fatigue.
The department also warned that muscle spasms caused by dehydration may also occur.
Meanwhile, it said showers or thundershowers may occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western, Central and Eastern provinces and in Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Polonnaruwa Districts during the evening or night.
A few showers may occur in Western coastal areas and in Galle and Matara districts during the morning too.
The department requested the people to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.