Heatwave: Red alert issued in Delhi

New Delhi, June 17 (UNI) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert warning for Delhi as severe heatwave conditions continue to prevail over northern parts of the country, including the national capital.

This year, the city witnessed a prolonged heatwave with recording temperatures of 40°C and above for more than 30 consecutive days.

“Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are likely to continue over many parts of North India during the next 2 days and gradually abate thereafter under the influence of an approaching Western Disturbance towards Northwest India,” the IMD said on Monday.

According to the IMD, the national capital is expected to witness severe heatwave and warm night conditions with strong surface winds gusting up to 40 kmph until tomorrow, with a possibility of light rainfall thereafter.

The maximum temperature in the city is likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius until tomorrow, the IMD said.

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