Heat wave has returned… Temperature will rise in Delhi-NCR for the next 4-5 days, know what will be the weather across the country today

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: Another round of severe heat has begun in north-west and eastern India. According to the IMD, the temperature is expected to increase by two to three degrees Celsius during the next five days. India was hit by severe heat and heatwaves for many days in the months of April and May. After which there was a slight drop in temperature for a few days, but the IMD has predicted an increase in heat again. An official of the Meteorological Department said that severe heat is expected in north-west and eastern India during the next five days.

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No respite from heat in Delhi today

The heat wave has started again in the national capital Delhi. On Monday, the maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 43.4 degrees Celsius, which is 3.5 degrees higher than the average temperature of this season. On Tuesday, the sky is likely to remain clear during the day and heat wave is expected. The Meteorological Department has issued an 'Orange' alert for Tuesday in Delhi. The Meteorological Department said that the maximum and minimum temperature in the national capital is expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. Strong winds will also blow at a speed of 25 to 35 kilometers per hour.

These states are going to face severe heat again

Meteorological department officials said that Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Gangetic plains of West Bengal are likely to experience severe heat. Experts say that this severe heat is the result of the naturally occurring El Niño phenomenon and the rapidly increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. During El Niño, the sea surface in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean becomes abnormally warm.

Why is the temperature getting so high?

Studies show that rapid urbanisation has led to a rise in temperatures in urban areas, with those working outside and low-income households bearing the brunt. The heat wave in May recorded very high temperatures in many places across the country, including the hilly areas of Assam, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh. The mercury crossed 50 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan and reached close to 50 degrees Celsius in Delhi and Haryana.

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