Heat related disasters in Kerala are increasing. Recognising this, the Government notified Heat Wave, Sun Stroke and Sun Burn as State Specific Disasters vide GO (Ms) No. 9/2019/DMD dated 9-3-2019.
Following this, KSDMA with the support of UNDP decided to establish 14 Ultra Violet Radiometers in Kerala so as to ensure continued monitoring of UV levels in the State as such a network or data was not forthcoming from IMD. The system is in the testing phase as on October 2020.