Unusually Hot weather to continue until May


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The Meteorological Department states that the prevailing hot and dry weather will continue until May. 

Director of the weather forecast Unit Sarath Premalal said the change of wind direction and dearth of rain is behind the unusually hot weather. 

 He further said the increase in water temperature of the Indian Ocean has been another reason for the dramatic change.

Meanwhile wild fire was reported in the areas surrounding the Hantana Mountains. 

Disaster management Center’s Director Pradeep Kodippili stated that certain groups ignite fire in forests to make hunting easier in the districts of Badulla, Moneragala, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.

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