The mercury can go above 47 degrees in Punjab and Haryana, there is no hope of relief at the moment!

Above 47 degrees in Punjab and Haryana:  The Meteorological Department has warned that the mercury may cross 47 degrees Celsius in some parts of Punjab and Haryana. The department has also advised people to avoid heat.

The heat is wreaking havoc in Punjab and Haryana including other states of North India. In some parts of Punjab, where the mercury has crossed 46 degrees, while in some areas of Haryana, the mercury has also been recorded at 47 degrees. Meanwhile, the temperature in Chandigarh has been recorded at 43 degrees.

The mercury can go above 47 degrees in Punjab and Haryana, there is no hope of relief at the moment!

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued an ‘Orange’ alert, warning that for the last two days, the outbreak of severe heat in North India may increase further on Sunday.

The department has warned that the mercury may cross 47 degrees Celsius in some parts of both the states. The department has advised people to be alert to avoid the heat. Since at present there is no hope of getting much relief from the heat. In Haryana’s Sirsa, the maximum temperature on Saturday was 47.6 degrees Celsius. The weather stations of Hisar and Bathinda had recorded maximum temperatures of 46.4 degrees Celsius and 45.4 degrees Celsius respectively, which are six notches above normal for this time of the year.

IMD uses four-color codes for weather warnings. Including Green (no action required), Yellow (see and stay updated), Orange (be prepared), and Red (take action). The IMD has expressed the possibility of getting some respite from the scorching heat due to the cloudy sky and scattered thunderstorms next week. According to the department, this is the fifth heatwave, before one in March and three in April.

Sunil Kumar writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360 Tech News based out of Mumbai. He is Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360 Tech News. He has written frequently about the smartphone and PC industry and has an interest in photography as well.

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