IMD issues ‘Red Code’ warning for Delhi as temperatures soar; Know what the code means

The Hush Post | 9:50 pm | One-minute read |

17 deaths have been reported from Telangana due to extreme heat condition during the last three weeks.  Meanwhile, heat wave has gripped the entire north. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a ‘Red Code’ warning for Delhi warning.  The weatherman has predicted temperatures over 45 degrees during daytime for the days to come.

The Met department has four colour codings: Green, Yellow, Golden and Red. While the Green code denotes normal weather, the Red one symbolizes extreme conditions.

According to the Met department’s website, a Red code warning has been issued for the national capital. A maximum temperature of 46.8 degree Celsius was recorded on Thursday which the highest in the last five years.

Far away from Delhi, Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan stood at 48.8 degree Celsius today.

In Shimla, the temperature touched the 28 degrees mark and the locals are experiencing one of the hottest summers this year.

The Meteorological department has predicted extreme heat wave conditions in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Punjab in the next  two-three days.

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