Delhi weather forecast: Temperature to touch 44 degrees Celsius; IMD issues red alert

The national capital Delhi is likely to see heatwave conditions during the day on Sunday, May 19. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert today, advising residents that temperatures might reach 28 to 44 degrees Celsius.

According to senior IMD scientist Naresh Kumar, the current condition will continue for the next week.

“Generally, May is considered the hottest month. If there is no rainfall activity in North India, then the temperature normally crosses 45 degrees Celsius. It is forecast that this situation will prevail for the next week. This scenario will continue for the next 5 days in Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana. We have issued a red alert. A heatwave situation will exist in UP for the next 3-4 days. Heatwaves will also prevail in North MP. We have issued an orange alert for the region,” he said.

What tourists say

One of the tourists, Kavinder Beniwal, who came to Panipat to visit India Gate said that the children are getting irritated due to the prevailing heat.

“The situation is quite bad (due to excessive heat). I came here with my children to tour. The children are also getting irritated. I have come here from Panipat,” he said.

Another tourist, Sanchita Sengupta, who came from Kolkata, West Bengal, said that camps and water should be available for the children and people visiting India Gate.

“I came with my child to visit here. Camps and the availability of water can help a lot of people during this scorching heat. Camps would be really helpful,” she said.

Heatwave consitions in other state

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) reported extreme heatwave conditions in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, with temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius.

According to the IMD, Barmer in Rajasthan recorded a blistering high of 46.9 degrees Celsius. Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh too registered a scorching 46.9 degrees Celsius.

Surendranagar and Deesa in Gujarat also recorded temperatures ranging from 45 to 45.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Also Read: Delhi weather forecast: Temperature to touch 44 degrees Celsius this week; heatwave likely, says IMD

With agency inputs

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