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IMD Issues Yellow Alert for Delhi, Scorching Heat and Dust Storms Likely in These States

In the midst of a scorching heatwave that has gripped much of India, the maximum temperature in Delhi rose by two to three degrees Celsius in most places on Wednesday.

Binita Kumari
Earlier in the day, a department official predicted that the highest temperature in parts of Delhi could reach 46 degrees Celsius.
Earlier in the day, a department official predicted that the highest temperature in parts of Delhi could reach 46 degrees Celsius.

Weather Report: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert for the heatwave in the national capital on Wednesday, citing a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius in Delhi. Meanwhile, a dust storm is expected to hit North India on April 29, according to the Meteorological Department.

"At Siri Fort Complex, the highest temperature of the day was 44.2 degrees. The heatwave has prompted a yellow alert in Delhi. On April 29, there is a chance of a dust storm in North India," said RK Jenamani, an IMD scientist.

However, the temperature in the nation's capital will dip from May 1-2. "From April 30 onwards, there will be no heatwave conditions in the eastern region," the IMD scientist noted.

What yellow alert means:

For weather alerts, the IMD uses four-color codes: green (no action required), yellow (watch and remain updated), orange (be prepared), and red (take action).

Earlier in the day, a department official predicted that the highest temperature in parts of Delhi could reach 46 degrees Celsius.

On Friday and Sunday, Delhi could expect partly overcast skies, light showers, and a dust storm with winds gusting up to 50 kmph, which could bring some relief.

Along with Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and West Bengal, Delhi is located in the Core Heatwave Zone (CHZ), India's most heatwave-prone region.

Owing to the lack of active western disturbances, northwest India has been experiencing higher-than-normal temperatures since March last week, according to weather experts.

This is due to the absence of periodic light rainfall and thundershowers, which are typical of this time of year.

For more updates you can visit the official website of IMD.

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