New Delhi: Harsher conditions have been predicted for the country as the temperatures are set to soar in Northern & North Western India. As the days of respite from the scorching heat come to an end, temperatures have started dipping again in many areas of India. While Odisha has closed schools in view of the scorching heat, the maximum temperature in Delhi and many other parts has once again crossed the 40-degree mark.
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert warning predicting a heatwave spell in Delhi from April 28. A Meteorological Department official said that the maximum temperature is likely to rise to 46 degrees Celsius in parts of Delhi.
On Monday (April 25), the mercury soared above 42-degree in various parts of the national capital, with Sports Complex registering the highest temperature at 43.1 degrees Celsius.
Odisha has suspended classes of all schools for five days from today (April 26) in view of the blistering heat. The heatwave was witnessed in Cuttack, Khurda, Angul, Subarnapur, Boudh and Nayagarh districts on Monday, the Met office said, as per sources.
As per the notification issued by the School and Mass Education Department, classes will remain suspended for five days in Odisha, while examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education and the Council of Higher Secondary Education would be held as per schedule.
West Bengal also looks at no relief from heatwave conditions till April 28, the IMD said. The sweltering heat hit some districts of south Bengal on Monday.
The day temperature was highest in Bankura at 43.9 degree Celsius in the state, followed by Purulia at 42.3 degree Celsius.
Many parts of Haryana and Punjab were gripped by a severe heatwave on Monday. In Haryana, Gurugram recorded a temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius, while in Punjab, Patiala logged a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, the weather department said.
Three districts of Jharkhand— West Singhbhum, Koderma and Giridih— on Monday reeled under severe heatwave conditions after a brief respite and the condition is expected to spread to six other districts of the state within three days, the IMD said.
Heatwave is likely to grip Ranchi, Bokaro, East Singbhum, Garhwa, Palamu and Chatra by April 28. However, there is a possibility of rain from April 29, the weather department added.