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A severe heatwave alert has been issued in Delhi


The Meteorological Department has once again issued a warning about severe heat wave and heat wave in several states of northern India including Delhi. The weather in Delhi-NCR and neighboring states will remain hot for five days and the maximum temperature may exceed 46 degrees.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘severe heat wave’ warning for the capital Delhi over the weekend as the temperature in Delhi remains between 40-46°C these days. The Meteorological Department said that on May 14 and 15, heat wave conditions and extreme heat wave conditions are likely in isolated places in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. Similarly, on May 14, heat wave will prevail in some parts of Uttar Pradesh on May 15.

A severe heat wave warning was issued in Punjab and Haryana. A red and orange alert has been issued for parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

The temperature is much higher than usual these days, said the Director General of Meteorology at IMD, Mr. Mrtiunjay Mohapatra. He said severe heat wave is prevailing in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Vidharbha. The temperature range is between 40-46°C, which is higher than the normal temperature.

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Mohapatra said heat wave will continue today and tomorrow and will gradually subside from May 16 onwards due to western turbulence over northwest India on the night of May 15. He said that besides Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, there is a possibility of rain and thunderstorms in the plains of North India. Then the temperature drops and the temperature drops.

Significantly, on May 1, the Federal Ministry of Health urged states and union territories to publish the National Heat-Related Diseases Action Plan in all provinces for the effective management of heat-related issues amid rising temperatures.

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