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No respite for Delhiites from the scorching heat and mercury continues to soar in the city. IMD has issued a red-code warning in the capital.

Thursday recorded the highest ever temperature in May with 46.8 degrees Celsius.

Delhiites may have to bear the heat waves for a week more, according to India Meteorological Department.

The IMD has four colour codes to categorize the weather conditions- Green, Yellow, Amber, and Red. While Green denotes favorable weather, Red denotes non-conducive weather conditions.

The MeT department states that heat wave will continue till June 4 with a rise in temperature from 4th onwards.

Maximum temperature may rise as high as 46.0-degree Celsius while minimum temperature will also rise by one degree to 30.0-degree Celsius, according to MeT department.

heat wave, weather, MeT department, temperature
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In large areas, the heat wave is declared when the maximum temperature is 45 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days and the severe heat wave is when the mercury touches the 47-degree mark for two days on the trot. In small areas, like the national capital, the heat wave is declared if the temperature soars to 45 degrees Celsius even for a day, India Meteorological Department’s regional weather forecasting chief Kuldeep Srivastav said.

Not just Delhi, but several other parts of the country reel under a heat wave. In Telangana, despite rainfall at some places most parts experienced scorching heat. MeTofficials in Hyderabad stated the heat wave will continue for a few more days.

In Uttar Pradesh, the temperature is breaking all records as the whole state is under sweltering heat. Allahabad recorded the highest ever temperature of 48.6 degrees on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, according to Jayant Sarkar, Director of IMD Gujarat, Monsoon will reach Kerala by June 6 and then gradually, it’ll move Northwards.



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