Sri Lanka re-issues warning as temperatures increase

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Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department has on Friday re-issued an extreme heat advisory for several districts of the island country as temperatures are expected to soar as high as 41 degrees celsius in the coming days.

The Meteorology Department, in a statement issued the severe heat advisory for Mannar in the north, Puttalam and Kurunegala in the north west and Monaragala in the Uva Province.

Several other areas including capital Colombo were also warned to remain cautious due to the extreme heat.

The department also advised the public to remain hydrated and not to leave children and elderly unattended in the coming days.

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