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Severe Heat Wave Conditions Persist Over UP, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh

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Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions are likely over many parts of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi as people in various parts of the country continue to grapple with severe heat conditions, the India Meteorological Department said.

The IMD said that heat wave conditions are also likely over isolated places over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, and Jharkhand.

“Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions are likely over many parts of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi on 18th June 2024 and heat wave conditions are likely over isolated places over Jammu division, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhand,” IMD said in a post on X.

The temperature recorded in the national capital was 34.8 degrees Celsius at 08:30 am this morning, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The maximum temperature reported over Ayanagar (Delhi) on Monday was 46.4 degrees Celsius.

The IMD on Monday also issued a red alert in Delhi and its bordering states as the heatwave conditions continue to prevail in the region.

The weather agency had also warned that severe heatwave conditions will continue in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh till June 19.

“Western disturbance is expected over Bihar and Jharkhand from 18th or 19th June…South-westerly winds from the Arabian Sea may bring some moisture and associated relief over Punjab and Haryana from 18th or 19th June,” IMD scientist Soma Sen told ANI.

As the country endures the scorching summer heat, even the usually cool Himachal Pradesh is not spared, with the IMD issuing an orange alert for some parts of the state.

The IMD on Monday predicted heatwaves in Himachal Pradesh over the next two days. Orange alert has been issued for certain areas, while Yellow alert is issued in other parts of the state.

“There have been heatwave conditions in parts of the state during the past few days and is expected to continue during the next two days. In some parts of Una Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Sirmaur there are severe heatwaves. We have issued a Yellow alert and in some places, an Orange alert has been issued,” said Hemraj Verma, Scientist at IMD Himachal Pradesh.

“An orange alert has been issued for Mandi, Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, and Sirmaur. In most of the places, the temperatures are 6 to 8 degrees Celsius,” Verma stated.

The heat wave in the hills is causing concern among tourists who sought respite from the heat into the mountains.

Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla on June 13 recorded the highest temperature of the season, 30.6 degrees Celsius.

West Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, Haryana, and northeast Madhya Pradesh are also experiencing significant heatwave conditions.

Meanwhile, IMD also issued a forecast predicting extremely heavy rainfall over North East India.

“In the next 3-5 days, extremely heavy rainfall (above 20 cms) is expected over North East India mainly Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, and Manipur. Heatwave conditions are expected in North India,” the IMD Scientist said.

“Red alert has been issued over Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi. A thunderstorm-related orange alert has been issued for Madhya Pradesh,” she added. (ANI)

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