IMD issues red alert for Heatwaves in Northern India

India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues heatwave alerts for parts of India. The IMD has issued a 'red' alert for northern India, indicating severe heatwave conditions. The heatwave in northern India has been brutal, with temperatures reaching scorching highs and offering little respite. The red alert issued by the IMD signifies a very real danger of heatstroke and heat-related illnesses.


It's important to note that the yellow alert areas, including Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, are also experiencing significant heat, though potentially not as severe as the red alert zones. Even these areas need to be cautious, especially vulnerable populations like children and the elderly.

This includes states like Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, and West Uttar Pradesh. A 'yellow' alert has been issued for Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and some other areas. This indicates heatwave conditions, but likely less severe than the areas under the red alert.