Heat advisory issued for 4 districts
The Disaster Management Centre says the number of people adversely affected by prevailing dry weather conditions has increased further. Assistant Director Pradeep Kodippilli said over 445,000 people are reportedly affected, a majority from the North.
Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department, issuing a heat weather advisory says temperatures are expected to increase up to 32-41 degrees Celcius at some places in the Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Ampara and Monaragala districts.
The department adds that temperatures between 27 – 32 degrees Celcius could be felt at times in most other districts of the island as well.