Residents in areas facing drinking water issues have been urged to promptly contact the Disaster Management Center (DMC) on hotline 117 for assistance, in view of the ongoing arid weather conditions.

Speaking in this regard, Deputy Director of the DMC, Pradeep Kodippili, also stated that area residents could also contact their nearest Grama Niladari Officer in a bid to resolve the matter.

Reports have revealed that as of now, nearly 3,000 families in the Kegalle and Kurunegala districts are grappling with drinking water shortages.

Accordingly, Kodippili assured that collaborative efforts are underway with the National Disaster Relief Service Center and water transportation units to ensure that affected communities receive timely support and solutions to alleviate their drinking water challenges.

Meanwhile, showers or thundershowers may occur at a few places in Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the evening or at night, the Department of Meteorology says.

Mainly dry weather will prevail elsewhere of the island.

Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts in the morning.

Meanwhile, in an advisory issued last evening, the Meteorology Department cautioned that high atmospheric temperatures would prevail in North Central, North Western and Eastern provinces as well as in Colombo, Gampaha, Monaragala, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Vavuniya and Hambantota districts today.

Accordingly, the heat index, the temperature felt on human body, is likely to go up to ‘Caution Level’ in aforementioned areas.

Under this level of temperature, fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and activity, and continuing activity could result in heat cramps.

The members of the public are urged to stay hydrated, take breaks in the shade while outside, limit strenuous outdoor activities and wear lightweight and white/light coloured clothing.


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