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

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: The sun has started blazing. The heat has made everyone sweat. It is extremely hot 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 in Delhi-NCR is expected to reach 45 degrees 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 between 44 to 45 degrees. The Meteorological Department has also issued a heat wave alert for the coming two days.

Heat continues to wreak havoc in these states

'Very hot air' is expected 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

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), there is a possibility of extreme heat in some areas of western Rajasthan during May 17 to 20 and in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi during May 18 to 20. The temperature in Delhi can 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 a long time or do strenuous work are also at higher 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 weather department has issued a 'yellow warning' for East Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. The department had already predicted above normal heat over the northern plains and central India in May. Heat waves usually last for about three days in May in the northern plains, central India and parts of peninsular India. In April this year, eastern, north-eastern and southern peninsular India experienced record breaking heat. Due to 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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