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Showers expected in parts of Sri Lanka, caution advised for rising Heat Index

By: Isuru Parakrama

March 18, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or night, and mainly dry weather will prevail elsewhere of the island, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (19).

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Kalutara districts during the morning, the statement added.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Mainly fair weather will prevail in the sea areas around the island.
Winds:
Winds will be north-easterly or variable in direction and wind speed will be (15-25) kmph. Wind speed may increase up to (3540) kmph at times in the sea areas off the coasts extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Hambantota to Pottuvil.
State of Sea:
The sea areas off the coasts extending from Puttalam to Kankasanthurai via Mannar and from Hambantota to Pottuvil can be moderate at times.

Meanwhile, Heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in North-western, North-central, Eastern provinces and Mannar, Vavuniya, Monaragala, Rathnapura, Colombo and Gampaha districts.

The public is urged to stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible, check up on the elderly and the sick, never leave children unattended, limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated, wear lightweight and white or light-colored clothing.

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