The Met. Department yesterday warned of upto ten consecutive days of very high temperatures countrywide until around 15 April.
Deputy Meteorologist Nadeeka Ranaweera said the reason for the high temperatures was that the sun would be directly over Sri Lanka from today, until the end of next week.
She added that as a result temperatures would reach 30 Celsius and areas such as Nakiyadeniya, Katugampola and Malidoowa in the Hambantota District will experience immediately overhead sun from around 12.13 p.m. today.
She added that low winds and the sun being directly overhead would bring about the rise in temperature levels throughout the country.