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The IMD issued a red alert for Delhi, parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh due to severe heatwave conditions, with temperatures expected to exceed 47°C over next 5 days. Residents are advised to take precautions against extreme heat

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘red alert’ for Delhi, parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, and West Uttar Pradesh, forecasting continued heatwave to severe heatwave conditions over the next five days. Temperatures in many districts of these states are expected to exceed 47 degrees Celsius.

On Tuesday, severe heatwave conditions were reported across northwest India, with Rajasthan, parts of Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh particularly affected. The IMD also noted warm night conditions in parts of Rajasthan.

In Haryana, Sirsa recorded the highest temperature at 47.8°C, followed closely by Najafgarh in Delhi at 47.4°C. Other notable temperatures included Pilani in Rajasthan at 47.2°C, Bhatinda in Punjab at 46.6°C, and Agra in Uttar Pradesh at 46.6°C. Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh saw 45.6°C, Surendranagar in Gujarat 45.4°C, Akola in Maharashtra 44.0°C, Durg in Chhattisgarh 43.6°C, and Una in Himachal Pradesh 42.4°C.

The IMD predicts that the heatwave will persist in the plains of Northwest India, with North Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat also expected to experience high temperatures over the next five days. Central India will see a gradual rise in temperatures by 2-3 degrees Celsius during this period.

No significant change in maximum temperatures is expected in Northwest India and Maharashtra over the next 24 hours. However, a gradual increase of 2-3 degrees Celsius is anticipated thereafter.

For Delhi, the weather forecast for Wednesday indicates mostly clear skies with some areas experiencing heatwave conditions. Strong surface winds, ranging from 20-30 km/h with occasional gusts, are expected throughout the day.

Top Temperatures in India:

  • Sirsa (Haryana): 47.8°C
  • Najafgarh (Delhi): 47.4°C
  • Pilani (Rajasthan): 47.2°C
  • Bhatinda (Punjab): 46.6°C
  • Agra (Uttar Pradesh): 46.6°C
  • Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): 45.6°C
  • Surendranagar (Gujarat): 45.4°C
  • Akola (Maharashtra): 44.0°C
  • Durg (Chhattisgarh): 43.6°C
  • Una (Himachal Pradesh): 42.4°C

Residents in the affected areas are advised to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from the extreme heat.

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