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Heat Advisory Issued by Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology: Caution Urged in Affected Regions

The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka has issued a heat advisory, urging residents in specific regions to exercise caution due to elevated levels of heat currently experienced. The affected areas include:

  • North Western Province
  • Western Province
  • Southern Province
  • Sabaragamuwa Province
  • Anuradhapura District
  • Mannar District

In light of the prevailing conditions, locals are strongly advised to maintain hydration by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, particularly those involved in outdoor activities. Individuals working outdoors are encouraged to prioritize shaded areas and minimize direct exposure to sunlight whenever feasible.

Special emphasis is placed on elderly individuals and those with pre-existing medical conditions, urging them to exercise extra caution during this period and limit engagement in strenuous activities. The advisory serves as a proactive measure to ensure the well-being of the community amidst the heightened heat levels.

Residents in the mentioned regions are urged to adhere to the guidelines provided and take necessary precautions to safeguard their health during this period of intensified heat.

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