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How long will the scorching heat last? How many days will we have to bear the heat? Meteorological Department made predictions


New Delhi : The scorching heat is scorching the people in Delhi as well as in the north-western plains of the country. The situation is such that the Meteorological Department has even issued a red alert for heat wave in Delhi. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also warned of ‘heat wave to severe heat wave’ in northwest India on Sunday. However, along with this there is also news of relief. According to the Meteorological Department, monsoon is also about to begin in the South Andaman Sea and Nicobar Islands.

How will the summer be?

However, the IMD says ‘heat wave to severe heatwave’ conditions are expected to continue over northwest India and spread to central and eastern India in the next five days. It has issued a red alert for extreme heat across northwest India until at least May 23. A red alert means local agencies need to take action to prevent extreme heat-related emergencies. The Meteorological Department says that till May 23, there is a possibility of heat wave to severe heat wave in many areas of Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi. Whereas, in Eastern and Western Rajasthan on 22 and 23 May; Severe heat wave may continue in some parts of Western Uttar Pradesh till May 21 and in Eastern Uttar Pradesh till May 20.

Delhi: Get ready for the scorching heat, Meteorological Department has issued a red alert of heat wave.

How much heat in which part?

Meteorological Department Director General M Mahapatra says that the current scorching heat is the result of an anticyclone over North-West India. Due to this, hot winds are reducing in the area. The maximum temperature remained between 43-46 degrees Celsius at most places in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. At many places in Gujarat; At some places in Madhya Pradesh; The temperature is hovering between 40-42 degrees Celsius in some parts of Bihar. The temperature is also around 42 degrees in different parts of Jharkhand, Vidarbha and North Central Maharashtra. According to IMD, the temperature in the northwest plains is 2-4 degrees Celsius above normal. Maximum temperatures are likely to rise gradually by about 2-3 degrees Celsius over many parts of central India during the next four days.

Risk of heat stroke due to heat

Red category warning has been issued for Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. The IMD has warned that people of all ages are at high risk of heat illness and heat stroke. Along with this, utmost care is required for the elderly, infants and vulnerable people with health problems. IMD Director General M Mohapatra says if people do not take precautionary measures, exposure to extreme heat, especially sun exposure, can be fatal. It is important that people stay in cool conditions and stay hydrated. If they feel uncomfortable they should immediately seek doctor’s help. Along with this, one should go to a cool place.

What is the status of monsoon?

The IMD said hot and humid weather is likely to persist over Konkan and Goa till May 21 and over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Odisha on May 20. Hot night conditions are likely to persist over East Rajasthan till May 23. The IMD said with increase in cloud cover and widespread rainfall over Nicobar Islands during the last 24 hours, all conditions have been satisfied for the arrival of southwest monsoon. The IMD said the monsoon has already advanced into Maldives, south Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Islands and parts of the south Andaman Sea on Sunday. The normal date of arrival of monsoon in Andaman and Nicobar region is 22 May. A low pressure area is likely to form over the south-western Bay of Bengal around May 22. It is likely to move towards north-east initially. A depression concentrates over central parts of Bay of Bengal around May 24.

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