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Delhi Heatwave: IMD Says Temperature To Hit 47 Degrees This Week, Issues Orange Alert

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that the maximum temperature in Delhi will be 47 degrees Celsius between June 11 and 13 and has issued an orange alert in Delhi-NCR.

Parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh, Jharkhand and Odisha will also experience heatwave-like conditions. The Met department said the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be 44 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The weather bureau had earlier predicted clear skies with heatwaves and winds of 25 to 35 kilometers per hour on Tuesday.

The maximum temperature in Delhi on Monday was 43.4 degrees Celsius, 3.5 degrees above the seasonal average. The Met Department said Narela was the hottest with a temperature of 46.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Najafgarh with a temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius, Aya Nagar with a temperature of 44.7 degrees Celsius, Lodhi Road with a temperature of 43.8 degrees Celsius and Palam with temperature 44.1 degrees.

The IMD said that similar conditions are also likely to affect parts of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan from June 12 to 15. Warm nights will also be very likely in some parts of eastern Madhya Pradesh on June 11 and 12.

Isolated areas of Gangetic West Bengal and Bihar are likely to experience heat wave or severe heatwave on June 11 and 12. Similar weather is likely to occur in parts of Uttar Pradesh from June 11 to 15.