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IMD issues alert for Delhi and neighboring areas as city faces “severe heatwave”, no respite for 4 days | Deets here

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi. No relief for Delhiites for next 4 days amid scorching heat . The heat has made life difficult for the people of Delhi. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, the heat of Delhi may increase further. On the first day of this week i.e. on Monday, the heat in Delhi may increase further. India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an ‘orange’ alert in the national capital and neighboring areas for severe heatwave condition.

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“Orange alert in Delhi. Severe heatwave from June 4 in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, UP, and parts of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan. Temperature varying between 44°-47°C shall continue for four more days. We advise people to venture out carefully as the heat spell is very severe,” said RK Jenamani, senior scientist at IMD.

RK Jenamani further said that the monsoon was yet to begin anywhere in northern India. “We are monitoring. Monsoons in Delhi are still far,” said Jenamani.

For the past two days, Delhi has been reeling under a spell of an acute heatwave. Delhi, on Sunday, recorded a maximum temperature in excess of 44.8 degrees. The hottest location was Mungeshpur which recorded 47.3 degrees C while Sports Complex in Akshardham sizzled at 46.6 degrees C, Najafgarh at 46.3 degrees C, Pitampura at 46.2 degrees C, Ridge at 45.7 degrees C, and Jafarpur at 45.1 degrees C.

According to the weather agency, there is no relief in sight till at least June 10, following which Delhi may witness isolated rain activity under the influence of a fresh western disturbance.

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A heatwave is declared over the plains if the maximum temperature is 40 degrees C or higher and 4.5 degrees above normal. This standard has been met over two consecutive days.

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