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IMD Issues Orange Alert For North-West India Amid Heatwave

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New Delhi: Amid the scorching heat and rise in temperature, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued an orange alert for North-West India and a red alert for Rajasthan.

Naresh Kumar, a senior IMD scientist said that “We have issued a Red Alert for Rajasthan for an intense spell of the heatwave, and a Yellow alert for tomorrow. Similarly, we have issued an Orange alert for Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, eastern Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.”

The temperature in the national capital hit a record-high of 48.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh and topped 47 degrees in Delhi.

According to the predictions made by IMD, the approaching western disturbance is likely to affect Northwest India. He added that “ The clouds are observed at some parts of Jammu and Kashmir from today, itself. So, we can expect a significant decrease in the temperatures after 24 hours, which will eventually decrease the condition of ‘severe heat waves in northwest India, specifically, Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.” The weather conditions are likely to get better from Monday.

(With Agency Inputs)

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