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Extreme caution – Met. Department

An Extreme Caution Heat advisory has been issues to most parts of North-western province by the Department of Meteorology for today (15th).

The department instructed the public to remain hydrated and take breaks, while also trying to stay indoors as often as possible at construction sites.  

According to the department, Puttalam and Kurunegala were identified as regions that need Extreme Caution for heat weather condition.

Other districts were mentioned as ‘districts with caution’ including Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Mullaithivu, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Moneragala, Batticaloa, Ampara and Hambantota.  

The department warned that those living in these regions should avoid going outside too much in the next few days, mainly in the morning hours as heat strokes, cramps and heat exhaustion could occur if appropriate precautions were not taken.

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