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IMD issues heatwave red alert across North India for next 5 days

Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST
  • To minimise the impact of the heat wave and prevent serious ailments, doctors have advised people against going outdoors to the extent possible.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh, issuing a 'red alert' for these states over the next five days. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh, issuing a 'red alert' for these states over the next five days.

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The Met Department said maximum daytime temperatures in several districts of these states may breach the 47°C-mark.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

The Met Department said maximum daytime temperatures in several districts of these states may breach the 47°C-mark.(ANI)

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"Temperatures are currently above normal across North West India and we had issued a red alert for the region over the past 2-3 days. With regard to a state-wise forecast, we have issued a red alert in Rajasthan for the next five days. The maximum temperature is likely to inch further up from 45°C and settle at 47°C," Senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

"Temperatures are currently above normal across North West India and we had issued a red alert for the region over the past 2-3 days. With regard to a state-wise forecast, we have issued a red alert in Rajasthan for the next five days. The maximum temperature is likely to inch further up from 45°C and settle at 47°C," Senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar said.(AFP)

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"In Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperatures have registered a marginal drop due to a prevailing western disturbance but they will increase gradually hereafter by 2 to 3 degrees. we have already issued a 'red alert' for these two states. In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, we have issued a red alert for the next five days and an orange alert for northern parts of Madhya Pradesh," Kumar added.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

"In Punjab and Haryana, maximum temperatures have registered a marginal drop due to a prevailing western disturbance but they will increase gradually hereafter by 2 to 3 degrees. we have already issued a 'red alert' for these two states. In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, we have issued a red alert for the next five days and an orange alert for northern parts of Madhya Pradesh," Kumar added.(AFP)

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The weather department has suggested drinking sufficient water and using ORS or homemade drinks such as lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water and buttermilk to stay hydrated.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

The weather department has suggested drinking sufficient water and using ORS or homemade drinks such as lassi, torani (rice water), lemon water and buttermilk to stay hydrated.(AFP)

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The threshold for a heatwave is met when the maximum temperature of a weather station reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in the plains, 37 degrees in the coastal areas, and 30 degrees in the hilly regions, and the departure from normal is at least 4.5 notches.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

The threshold for a heatwave is met when the maximum temperature of a weather station reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in the plains, 37 degrees in the coastal areas, and 30 degrees in the hilly regions, and the departure from normal is at least 4.5 notches.(ANI)

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A severe heatwave is declared if the departure from normal exceeds 6.4 notches.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

A severe heatwave is declared if the departure from normal exceeds 6.4 notches.(ANI)

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Delhi has been seeing a steady rise in temperature in recent days, culminating in the highest temperature recorded this summer on Sunday when the temperature reached 44.4 degrees Celsius.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

Delhi has been seeing a steady rise in temperature in recent days, culminating in the highest temperature recorded this summer on Sunday when the temperature reached 44.4 degrees Celsius.(AFP)

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To minimise the impact of the heat wave and prevent serious ailments, doctors have advised people against going outdoors to the extent possible, and, if necessary, under adequate protection; especially between noon and 3 pm; take sufficient fluids as often as possible, even if one is not thirsty; and wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, and porous cotton clothes.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 22, 2024 02:48 PM IST

To minimise the impact of the heat wave and prevent serious ailments, doctors have advised people against going outdoors to the extent possible, and, if necessary, under adequate protection; especially between noon and 3 pm; take sufficient fluids as often as possible, even if one is not thirsty; and wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, and porous cotton clothes.(AFP)

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