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Heat Index at ‘Caution’ level in North-western, Western, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces

March 02, Colombo (LNW): The Natural Hazards Early Warning Center of the Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka has issued a cautionary warning regarding the Heat Index, indicating that the temperature felt on the human body is expected to increase to ‘Caution’ levels in specific regions. The affected areas include North-western, Western, Southern, and Sabaragamuwa provinces, as well as Mannar District.

Heat index Advisory Issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre at 03.30 p.m. 01 March 2024, valid for 02 March 2024

The Heat Index Forecast is determined by considering relative humidity and maximum temperature, providing an assessment of the conditions felt by the human body. It’s important to note that this forecast is not indicative of the maximum temperature but rather the impact on individuals.

The advisory includes information on the potential effects of the heat index on the human body, and it has been formulated in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services.

Residents and individuals in the mentioned provinces and district are urged to take precautions and stay informed about the heat conditions. It is advisable to follow guidelines provided by health authorities to ensure the well-being of the public during elevated heat index periods.

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