Ratnapura Swelters as Temperature Hits Record High: Area Experiences 36°C Temperature Due to Heatwave

February 24, 2024

Ratnapura is currently experiencing a scorching heatwave, with the mercury hitting a staggering 36°C, marking the highest temperature recorded in recent times. The Department of Meteorology attributes this spike to a significant decrease in wind flow across the region.

In addition to Ratnapura, neighboring areas such as Kandy in the Central Province and Nuwara Eliya have also felt the heat, albeit to a lesser extent, with temperatures soaring to 30°C and 21°C, respectively.

A climatologist from the Department of Meteorology explained that the reduction in wind flow deprives the atmosphere of its natural cooling mechanism, leading to the observed rise in temperatures. "This phenomenon is typical for this time of the year,"