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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

On what insistence did Suraj uncle become adamant? You will sweat from the heat in these cities including Delhi for the next 5 days


New Delhi: The severe heat wave continued in a large part of the country for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, affecting people’s health and livelihood. Meanwhile, there is no hope of respite from the heat in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and North-West Madhya Pradesh during the next five days. The Meteorological Department has issued a ‘red alert’ for these states and stressed the need for ‘extreme care for vulnerable people’. It said that during this period, extreme heat conditions will continue in the lower hills of Himachal Pradesh, which have been a safe haven for people to escape the scorching heat in the plains. The maximum temperature remained above 45 degrees Celsius in many parts of Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, affecting daily life and many people preferred to stay indoors in the afternoon. People are also facing extreme heat and humidity in some parts of Gujarat. The mercury reached 47.8 degrees Celsius in Sirsa, Haryana on Tuesday and was the hottest place in the country. In Delhi, the temperature dropped slightly compared to previous days, but it remained three to five degrees above normal. The maximum power demand in the national capital hit an all-time high of 7,717 MW on Tuesday afternoon as use of air conditioners increased in homes and offices, officials said.
he/she said the power demand is estimated to exceed 8,000 MW, which will reach around 8,200 MW this summer.

Demand for special arrangements at polling stations

Resident welfare associations in Delhi demanded that coolers, fans, cold drinking water and doctors be provided at polling stations to beat the heat on election day in the national capital. Voting for seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital will be held on May 25. The IMD had already warned of extreme heat during the April-June period in India. The mercury dropped slightly at some places in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday after thunderstorms and rain, while the maximum temperatures in Una and Neri were recorded at 42.4 degrees and 42.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

There is no possibility of any respite from the scorching heat

The India Meteorological Department said that there is no possibility of any respite from the scorching heat as the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to increase by two to three degrees in the next four to five days. Temperatures rose further in Rajasthan with Jhunjhunu’s Pilani being the hottest place in the state at 47.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Normal life has been affected due to the extreme heat. In view of the scorching heat, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma has instructed the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and power distribution corporations to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity and water. According to the Meteorological Center Jaipur, the maximum temperature is expected to increase by two degrees Celsius in the next 72 hours and heat wave is expected at most places in the state and intense heat wave at some places in the next two days. For three consecutive years, extreme heat has affected a large number of people in parts of India.

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