On what insistence is Suraj uncle adamant? You will be sweating from the heat in these cities including Delhi for the next 5 days!

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: The scorching heat continued to grip large parts of the country for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, affecting people's health and livelihoods. 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 has 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 in some parts of Gujarat are also facing severe heat and humidity. On Tuesday, the mercury in Sirsa, Haryana reached 47.8 degrees Celsius and was the hottest place in the country. There was a slight drop in the temperature in Delhi compared to the previous days, but it remained three to five degrees above normal. Officials said 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.
He said the power demand is estimated to exceed 8,000 MW, which will reach 8,200 MW this summer.

Demand for special arrangements at polling stations

Resident welfare associations in Delhi have demanded that coolers, fans, chilled drinking water and doctors be made available at polling booths to protect voters from the heat on election day in the national capital. Polling for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital will be held on May 25. The IMD had already issued a warning of extreme heat during the April-June period in India. The mercury dipped slightly in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday following thunderstorms and rains at some places, with Una and Neri recording maximum temperatures of 42.4 degrees and 42.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

There is no possibility of getting relief from the scorching heat

The India Meteorological Department said that there is no possibility of respite from the scorching heat as the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to increase by two to three degrees in the next four to five days. Temperatures soared 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 directed 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 likely to increase by two degrees Celsius in the next 72 hours and there is a possibility of heat wave at most places in the state and intense heat wave at some places in the next two days. Extreme heat has affected a large number of people in parts of India for three consecutive years.

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