IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

The IMD has also issued an “orange” alert for heatwave for east Uttar Pradesh, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre.

New Delhi, May 24

With temperatures surpassing the 45° Celsius-mark across several parts in north India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued a “red” warning for Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan for the next two days.

The IMD has also issued an “orange” alert for heatwave for east Uttar Pradesh, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre.

He cautioned that temperatures could soar up to 47° Celsius in some parts over the next two or three days.

This was also for the first time this summer season that a red warning had been issued for heatwave, Srivastava said. — PTI

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