Extreme heat wave and red alert in delhi and four other states – May 2024

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Extreme Heat Triggers
Extreme Heat Triggers

The temperature is rising in the northwestern plains including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert of extreme heat and severe heat wave for five days. The average maximum temperature in these five states on Monday crossed 45 degrees.

According to the Meteorological Department, due to severe heat wave for the next five days, the day will start getting scorching from morning itself, life will be affected. There are chances of heat wave for five days in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Gujarat also. The mercury will rise by two to three degrees. The maximum temperature is expected to reach 47 degrees. Although it rained in some parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday, school timings were changed in view of the heat wave alert.

The temperature crossed 47 degrees in Delhi for the second consecutive day on Monday. The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi’s Najafgarh on Monday was 47.4 degrees. Whereas in Mungeshpur the maximum temperature was 47.1 degrees. The temperature was recorded at 46.6 degrees in Pitampura, 46.1 degrees in Pusa, 45.7 degrees in Aya Nagar and 45.2 degrees in Palam. The Delhi government directed those schools which did not have summer vacations to do so with immediate effect.

According to the Meteorological Department, very heavy rainfall is expected in South India till May 23. Rain also started in Kerala from Monday. Heavy rain is expected here for two days, due to which emergency centers and hospitals have been kept on standby amid fear of landslides and epidemic.

A low pressure area is likely to form over South-West Bay of Bengal around May 22. This depression is likely to initially move north-eastwards and then weaken over central parts of Bay of Bengal by the morning of 24 May. It rained throughout the day on Monday in Kolkata and surrounding areas.

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