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Meteorology Dept warns of showers and rising Heat Index across SL today (April 25)

By: Isuru Parakrama

April 25, Colombo (LNW): Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Southern provinces after 2.00 p.m., with showers or thundershowers being expected to occur over the coastal areas of Galle to Pottuvil via Matara and Hambantota during the morning too, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather forecast today (25).

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces during the morning.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimise damages caused by temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers.

Marine Weather:

Condition of Rain:
Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Pottuvil to Matara via Hambantota. Showers or thundershowers may occur ata few places in the sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Matara via Colombo and Galle in the evening or night.
Winds:
Winds will be south-easterly or variable and wind speed will be (20-30) kmph.
State of Sea:
Sea areas around the island will be slight. Temporarily strong gusty winds and very rough seas can be expected during thundershowers.

Meanwhile, heat index, the temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Caution level’ at some places in Northern, North-central, Western, Sabaragamuwa, Eastern, Southern and North-Western provinces and Monaragala district, the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of the Department said in a warning.

The public, therefore, is requested to stay hydrated and take 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, and wear lightweight and white or light-coloured clothing.

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