IMD Issues Heatwave Alert For Several States
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heatwave alert for several states in India.
The alert predicts that maximum temperatures are likely to be above normal by 1 to 3 degrees Celsius.
The alert is expected to last for the next 5 days.
The affected states include West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
Heatwave conditions are likely to take place over Gangetic West Bengal from April 12 and over Odisha from April 13.
IMD has also issued an orange alert for Delhi and neighboring areas on June 5, 2022.
The IMD has warned that temperatures could rise by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius during the next few days.
The IMD has advised people to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day, and to keep themselves hydrated.
The government has set up cooling centers and advised people to avoid going out in the sun during the hottest hours.
The IMD has warned that heatwaves can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can be life-threatening, and has advised people to take precautions.