How long will the scorching heat last? For how many days will we have to endure the heat? Meteorological Department predicted

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

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What will the heat be like?

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 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, the 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 at most places in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi and Uttar Pradesh remained between 43-46 degrees Celsius. At many places in Gujarat; At some places in Madhya Pradesh; The temperature in some parts of Bihar is hovering between 40-42 degrees Celsius. The temperature is also around 42 degrees in different parts of Jharkhand, Vidarbha and North Central Maharashtra. According to IMD, the temperature in the north-west 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. Additionally, there is a need for utmost care for the elderly, infants and vulnerable people with health problems. IMD Director General M Mahapatra says that if people do not take precautionary measures, exposure to extreme heat, especially in the sun, can be fatal. It is important that people stay in cool conditions and stay hydrated. If they feel uncomfortable, they should immediately seek help from a doctor. Along with this, one should go to some 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 till May 20. Hot night conditions are likely to persist in East Rajasthan till May 23. The IMD said with the increase in cloud cover and widespread rainfall over Nicobar Islands during the last 24 hours, all conditions are met 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. Initially it is likely to move towards north-east. A depression will concentrate over central parts of the Bay of Bengal around May 24.

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