Colombo – Meteorology Department in Sri Lanka said heat wave would sweep through the country in coming days and warned the public to take precautionary steps.
In its Weather Update on Tuesday, the department said that the heat levels may reach “caution levels” and temperatures were likely to reach as high as 45 degrees centigrade in some provinces.
People in Polonnaruwa in the north central province, Trincomalee in the east and Vavuniya and Mullaitivu in the north were urged to remain extra cautious.
According to the department, people living in areas under caution level are likely to experience fatigue, heat exhaustion, heat strokes and heat cramps.
It warned those living in these areas to avoid going outdoor in the coming days.
A heat wave is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity, especially in oceanic climate countries.