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Heat Wave Warning for Delhi, Punjab, UP Over Next 2 Days

Heat Wave Warning for Delhi, Punjab, UP Over Next 2 Days

heat wave in parts of northern india in 2 days, 2021

Due to likely dry westerly winds from Pakistan to northwest India at lower levels, heat wave conditions would be felt in some pockets of India over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and north West Madhya Pradesh during the next two days, said the India Meteorological Department today.

For the plains, a “heat wave” is declared when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius, and at least 4.5 notches above normal.

A “severe” heat wave is declared if departure from normal temperature is more than 6.5 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Usually, the Indian capital, Delhi witnesses heat waves till June 20. The increase in the maximum temperature this time can be attributed to the delay in the arrival of the monsoon,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, said.

On Tuesday, Delhi witnessed the first severe heat wave of the year with the maximum temperature at Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for the city, rising to 43 degrees Celsius, the highest this year so far. To get respite and protect yourself from the heat wave, eat natural foods that help in beating the heat.

Monsoon usually hits Delhi by June 27, which has been delayed. The southwest monsoon had hit Kerala on June 3 after a delay of two days. IMD chief Mrutunjay Mohapatra had said at the time that “overall, the monsoon this year is likely to be normal in the country as a whole.

Globally, the US states of Washington and Oregon, as well as British Columbia in Canada, boiled this week in all-time high temperatures that have caused dozens of deaths.

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