Tribune Net Desk

Chandigarh, Might 14

A heatwave spell scorching North India for the final two days is predicted to worsen on Saturday and Sunday, with the India Meteorological Division (IMD) issuing an ‘orange’ alert, warning that the mercury could soar to 46-47 levels Celsius in elements of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi.

The utmost temperature at Sirsa in Haryana was 47.6 levels Celsius on Saturday.

Chandigarh noticed the mercury rise to 43 levels Celsius.

The climate stations at Hisar and Bathinda had recorded most temperatures of 46.4 levels Celsius and 45.4 levels Celsius, respectively, six notches above regular for this time of the yr.

The IMD makes use of 4 color codes for climate warnings — inexperienced (no motion wanted), yellow (watch and keep up to date), orange (be ready) and crimson (take motion).

Cloudy skies and thunder could present some aid from the extraordinary warmth subsequent week.

That is the fifth heatwave — one in March and three in April– this summer season season.

Dry climate more than likely is to proceed over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh throughout subsequent 2 days ensuing to Heatwave to extreme warmth wave circumstances.

With method of a contemporary western disturbance, mild rainfall is probably going at remoted locations over northern and north-western elements of Punjab and Haryana, together with Chandigarh on Might 16 and 17, as per a MeT launch, which says that the rain spell is prone to be accompanied with thundestorm/duststorm/lightning and gusty winds. With inputs from PTI


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