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IMD Issues ‘Red’ Alert as Heatwave Persists in Delhi-NCR

IMD Issues ‘Red’ Alert as Heatwave Persists in Delhi-NCR

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted that Delhi-NCR will continue to experience a “severe heatwave” for the next three days. A red alert has been issued for the area until May 29. The NCR, which includes Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurugram, and Noida, is expected to face high temperatures during this period. Other regions such as Panipat, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Jind, Hisar, Karnal, Meerut, Bijnaur, Palwal, Hodal, Hathin, Aligarh, Bulandshahar, Mathura, Nuh, Rewari, Alwar, and Narnaul are also part of the NCR.

Delhi NCR has been experiencing extreme temperatures since late April, with this year’s April heatwaves surpassing those of last year, making it the warmest year on record. The IMD has warned of heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh during the week, with West Uttar Pradesh also expected to experience a severe heatwave during the second half of the week.

Heatwave conditions are expected in certain areas of Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, and Uttar Pradesh until the 27th of May.

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