Colombo, April 5 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department, on Friday warned of extreme heat in several districts of the island country as the sun is expected to be directly over Sri Lanka from April 6 to April 15.
The Meteorology Department, in a statement said the areas worst affected by the sun’s direct over head positioning was Dikwella, Kekanadura, Kotawila and Midigama, in the island’s south.
The Department has also issued a severe heat advisory for eight districts and urged people to remain cautious.
The districts are Mannar, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya in the north, Puttalam and Kurunegala in the north western province, Gampaha in the western province, Hambantota in the south and Monaragala in the Uva Province.
The department further warned those living in these areas to avoid going outdoors in the coming weeks, especially in the morning hours since exposure to such excessive hot weather could cause heat strokes, cramps and heat exhaustion.
Due to the excessive dry weather, Sri Lanka is also presently facing power cuts throughout the island.