Heatwave Alert in India: Red and Orange alerts issued by IMD

Heatwave Alert in India
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha for the next two to three days due to a heatwave. This intense heat has led to health warnings and class suspensions in some states.

Heatwave Alert in India

The IMD also issued an orange alert for parts of Telangana, Karnataka, and Sikkim. This week saw a heatwave affecting several states like West Bengal, Gujarat, Bihar, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh, with temperatures reaching as high as 45.4 degrees Celsius in some areas.

The IMD warned that areas under the red alert could face heat illness and heatstroke, urging extreme caution. Those under the orange alert could also fall ill if exposed to the heat for too long or doing heavy work outdoors.

The next five days will see high humidity in Assam, Tripura, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Goa, Kerala, and Karnataka.