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Heatwave 2024 | IMD issues red alert in these states, check details

IMD weather forecast issued red alert of heatwave in Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi till May 23

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 20th 2024 10:56 AM
Heatwave 2024 | IMD issues red alert in these states, check details

Heatwave 2024 | IMD issues red alert in these states, check details

Heatwave 2024 | A severe heatwave is currently sweeping across various regions of the nation, with temperatures reaching record highs where temperatures are soaring to around 45 degrees Celsius. 

This intense heat is attributed to dry westerly and northwesterly winds combined with clear skies, which are allowing direct sunlight to significantly increase temperatures


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast issued red alert of heatwave in Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi till May 23, 2024.

 

Meanwhile, Rajasthan will experience these conditions over the next three days, and Uttar Pradesh until May 21.

Further, heatwave are predicted in Rajasthan until May 21, in Uttar Pradesh over the next three days, in Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh until May 23, in Uttarakhand until May 22, in Bihar and West Bengal on May 20, in Jharkhand until May 21, and in Odisha until May 23.

The IMD states that when the high temperature exceeds 45°C or more, a heatwave is proclaimed.

A day is also considered to be in a heatwave if the high is at least 40°C and 4.5 degrees above average. When the maximum temperature rises by 6.5 degrees or more above average, a heatwave is classified as "severe."

- With inputs from agencies

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