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Heatwave conditions to continue for 2 more days, subside gradually: IMD

Large parts of the country witnessed severe heatwave over the last week with temperatures even reaching 50 degrees Celsius in Rajasthan

Nature  |  Heat Wave  |  Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Heat wave
Girls cover their faces to protect themselves from scorching heat on a hot day in Chennai. Photo: PTI

Heatwave conditions are likely to continue over north Indian plains, central and south for two more days and abate gradually, the said Sunday.

"Due to easterly winds at lower levels over northern parts of the country, the severity of the heatwave is very likely to decrease over Punjab, Haryana, and and from today (Sunday) onwards," it said.

Severe heatwave conditions are likely to persist over and west on Monday, the said with a red-coded colour warning for these two states.

The has four colour codes to indicate the severity systems red for extremely severe conditions, followed by amber, yellow and then green which denotes normalcy.

It also has an amber-coded warning for east and Vidarbha in and a yellow-colour coded warning for Marathwada, Surat and Kutch, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, and for Monday.

Large parts of the country witnessed severe heatwave over the last week with temperatures even reaching 50 degrees Celsius in .

If the maximum temperature of a station in the plains crosses 45 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days, it is termed heatwave. And it the temperature breaches 47 degrees Celsius for two days, it is termed severe heatwave.

If the temperature rises between 4.5-6.4 degrees Celsius above the normal, it is also termed heatwave. If it goes beyond that, it is classified as severe heatwave.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, June 02 2019. 18:55 IST