Photos: North India issued red alert for heat waves this week

UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 07:25 PM IST
A bus driver and a cow rest next in front of an air cooler on a hot summer day in a shelter home for migrant workers in Kanota, Jaipur. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on May 24, issued a red alert for heatwave conditions in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan where people have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)
A mirage seen along Rajpath, as the temperature soared in New Delhi on May 24. The red category alert was issued for severe heatwave conditions on May 25 and 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
People purchase air coolers at a market in New Delhi on May 24. IMD, in its bulletin on the same day, cited dry northwesterly winds blowing over the plains of northwest India and central India and the north-south trough in lower tropospheric levels from east India to south-peninsular India, reported HT. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)
A man carries an earthen pot in Mayur Vihar as the temperature soars in New Delhi on May 24. Delhi’s residents sweltered in a heatwave on Sunday, with the maximum temperature hitting five degrees above normal for the second consecutive day. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)
A security personnel splashes water on his head to beat the heat in Prayagraj on May 25. (PTI)
A railway employee refills water bottles of migrant workers sitting inside a special train bound to their home state amid the lockdown in Jabalpur, on May 23. IMD’s bulletin added that heatwave conditions were likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha (Maharashtra) and Telangana over the next 4-5 days. (PTI)
Haryana police personnel with their faces covered as a precautionary measure to protect themselves from the scorching summer heat in Gurugram on May 25. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)
An auto-rickshaw driver takes a cat nap with his face covered while waiting for passengers at KG Marg, New Delhi, on May 24. According to Kuldeep Shrivastava, head of the regional weather forecasting centre, from May 28, dust storms and thunderstorms are expected due to a western disturbance as wind speed will increase to 50 to 60 kmph and there will also be clouding, reported HT. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

A bus driver and a cow rest next in front of an air cooler on a hot summer day in a shelter home for migrant workers in Kanota, Jaipur. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on May 24, issued a red alert for heatwave conditions in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan where people have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius. (Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

A mirage seen along Rajpath, as the temperature soared in New Delhi on May 24. The red category alert was issued for severe heatwave conditions on May 25 and 26. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

People purchase air coolers at a market in New Delhi on May 24. IMD, in its bulletin on the same day, cited dry northwesterly winds blowing over the plains of northwest India and central India and the north-south trough in lower tropospheric levels from east India to south-peninsular India, reported HT. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

A man carries an earthen pot in Mayur Vihar as the temperature soars in New Delhi on May 24. Delhi’s residents sweltered in a heatwave on Sunday, with the maximum temperature hitting five degrees above normal for the second consecutive day. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

A security personnel splashes water on his head to beat the heat in Prayagraj on May 25. (PTI)

A railway employee refills water bottles of migrant workers sitting inside a special train bound to their home state amid the lockdown in Jabalpur, on May 23. IMD’s bulletin added that heatwave conditions were likely over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha (Maharashtra) and Telangana over the next 4-5 days. (PTI)

Haryana police personnel with their faces covered as a precautionary measure to protect themselves from the scorching summer heat in Gurugram on May 25. (Yogendra Kumar / HT Photo)

An auto-rickshaw driver takes a cat nap with his face covered while waiting for passengers at KG Marg, New Delhi, on May 24. According to Kuldeep Shrivastava, head of the regional weather forecasting centre, from May 28, dust storms and thunderstorms are expected due to a western disturbance as wind speed will increase to 50 to 60 kmph and there will also be clouding, reported HT. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert on May 24 for heatwave conditions in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan where maximum temperatures are expected to climb from May 25-26. The alert is issued for five days starting May 25. According to the Sunday bulletin by IMD, there will be much needed relief from the intense heatwave on May29-30 as thunderstorms and dust storms are expected due to a western disturbance in wind speed.

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