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Temperature felt on human body expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level

Heat index Advisory: The temperature felt on human body is expected to increase up to ‘Extreme Caution’ level  (32°C – 41°C) in some places in North-Western & Western Provinces and Mannar, Galle and Matara Districts, Department of Meteorology said today.

Department of Meteorology has advised the public to;

Job sites: Stay hydrated and takes breaks in the shade as often as possible.

Indoors: Check up on the elderly and the sick.

Vehicles: Never leave children unattended.

Outdoors: Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade and stay hydrated.

Dress: Wear lightweight and white or light colored clothing.

The Heat Index Forecast is calculated by using relative humidity and maximum temperature and this is the condition that is felt on your body.

This is not the forecast of maximum temperature.

It is generated by the Department of Meteorology for the next day period and prepared by using global numerical weather prediction model data.

Effect of the heat index on human body is mentioned in the above table and it is prepared on the advice of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine.