Heat wave forecast: IMD issues red alert for Delhi for next 4 days.


Heat wave forecast in India: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a severe heat wave warning for various states of North India including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. This comes after the maximum temperature in these areas crossed 45 degrees Celsius on May 22.

The Meteorological Department said that regions including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh will experience heat wave to severe heat wave till May 25.

While parts of Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh will experience heatwave conditions till May 25, Maharashtra is forecast to experience similar conditions till May 24.

According to official data, more than 24 places in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh recorded maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius and above on May 22.

The IMD has predicted that Delhi will witness clear skies with heatwave conditions at some places on Thursday. While strong surface winds, with a speed of 25-35 kmph, may prevail at times during the day, the capital is expected to record a maximum temperature of around 44 degrees Celsius.

With air conditioners, coolers and refrigerators running at full capacity in homes and offices, electricity demand in Delhi reached an all-time high of 8,000 MW. The water level of the Yamuna River dropped significantly during the extreme heat, causing water shortages and supply disruptions in many areas of the capital.

Gujarat witnessed heatwave conditions as maximum temperatures were recorded at 45.2 and 45.9 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“People of all ages are more likely to develop heat-related illnesses and heatstroke, and are a major health concern for vulnerable individuals, such as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses,” the IMD said. Is.”

Apart from this, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was admitted to KD Hospital in Ahmedabad due to heat stroke. He was in Ahmedabad on May 21 to attend his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team's Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Most likely they will be discharged today.

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