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Heat will increase over the weekend, mercury will rise up to 45 degrees in entire North India including Delhi-NCR.


New Delhi: The sun has started blazing. The heat has made everyone sweat. There is severe heat wave in entire North India including Delhi. At many places the temperature has crossed 40 degrees. The heat is going to increase further in the coming days. The temperature is expected to reach 45 degrees in Delhi-NCR this weekend. In the coming two to three days, the temperature in many parts of North India including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan is likely to remain at 44 to 45 degrees. The Meteorological Department has also issued a heat wave alert for the coming two days.

Heat wave wreaks havoc in these states

‘Very hot air’ is expected to blow in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan this weekend. ‘Orange Alert’ has been issued for these states, which means that this heat can be very harmful especially for the elderly and sick people. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that it will be very hot in North-West India for the next five days.

​Mercury can reach 45 degrees​

​Mercury can reach 45 degrees​

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of extreme heat in some areas of western Rajasthan during 17 to 20 May and in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi during 18 to 20 May. The temperature in Delhi may reach 45 degrees Celsius by Saturday.

​​New wave of heat will start from May 18

​​New wave of heat will start from May 18

The Meteorological Department has issued ‘Orange Alert’ for Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi. He has also said that this heat can be very dangerous for small children, elderly and sick people. People who stay in the sun for too long or do strenuous work are also at greater risk of heat stroke. A new heat wave may also start in eastern and central India from May 18.

What did IMD’s senior scientist Naresh Kumar say on the scorching heat?

Record breaking summer season started from April

Record breaking summer season started from April

The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘yellow warning’ for eastern Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. The department had already predicted above normal heat in the northern plains and central India in May. Usually in May, heat wave lasts for about three days in the northern plains, central India and parts of peninsular India. In April this year, there was record breaking heat in eastern, north-eastern and southern peninsular India. Because of this, government agencies had warned people to be alert and holidays were declared in schools in some states. In many places, the highest heat ever recorded in April, the temperature reached 47 degrees Celsius.

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