Sri Lanka’s meteorological department on Thursday, warned of extreme heat in most parts of the country.
The meteorological department urged residents of Northern, North Central, North Western and Eastern provinces to exercise extreme caution when outside.
Those living in other parts of the country had been asked to take precautions.
The meteorological department warned that staying outdoors for extended time periods could cause many health complications, including heat strokes.
Sri Lankans had been asked to stay hydrated, remain in the shade for as much as possible, avoid strenuous work, wear light-colored clothes, and not to leave children alone in vehicles.