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Heatwave 2024 | These states to experience severe heat; Check List

As the summer intensifies, several states across the country are bracing themselves for an intense heatwave, with temperatures soaring to alarming levels

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 26th 2024 12:01 PM
Heatwave 2024 | These states to experience severe heat; Check List

Heatwave 2024 | These states to experience severe heat; Check List

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 50 degrees Celsius. 

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


As the summer intensifies, several states across the country are bracing themselves for an intense heatwave, with temperatures soaring to alarming levels

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted severe heatwave conditions in most parts of Rajasthan and isolated areas of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. 

Additionally, the heatwave is expected to impact regions including the Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Central Maharashtra, and Gujarat. 

Red Alert issued in these states 

A red alert has been issued for the capital for the next four days, as the IMD anticipates a rise in mercury levels. Moreover, warm night conditions are forecasted over Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh from May 24 to May 28.

Severe heatwave States
Dates 
Rajasthan
May 25 to 29
Punjab
May 26 to 29 
Haryana-Chandigarh
May 25 to 29
West Uttar Pradesh
May 26 to 28
Delhi
May 25 to 29

Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Meghalaya, Gujarat and Maharashtra are also likely to experience heatwave.             

      

In response to the unrelenting heatwave, IMD has advised staying hydrated by drinking sufficient water, even if not thirsty, and consuming ORS and homemade drinks like lassi, Torani (rice water), lemon water, and buttermilk. They also recommend avoiding heat exposure, covering the head with a hat or umbrella, and wearing light-coloured, loose, and cotton clothes to stay safe. 

- With inputs from agencies

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