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Heatwave, warm nights to persist across parts of India for next 5 days

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave warning for several states across India for the next five days, with temperatures expected to soar above normal levels, accompanied by warm nights in some regions.

According to the IMD’s forecast, heat wave conditions are very likely to prevail in isolated to some pockets of Jammu Division, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, and Odisha during the next five days. Himachal Pradesh is expected to experience heat wave conditions from June 12 to 14, while Uttarakhand will face similar conditions from June 11 to 14. Rajasthan is also expected to experience heat wave conditions on June 12 and 13, and Madhya Pradesh from June 12 to 14.

Moreover, heat wave conditions are very likely to affect many parts of Gangetic West Bengal from June 10 to 13, with isolated pockets experiencing severe heat wave conditions from June 10 to 12. Bihar is also expected to experience heat wave to severe heat wave conditions in some parts from June 10 to 12, and isolated heat wave conditions on June 13 and 14.

Uttar Pradesh is likely to face heat wave conditions in isolated to some parts from June 10 to 14, with heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailing in some parts from June 11 to 14.

In addition to the intense heat, warm nights are very likely to prevail over isolated pockets of East Madhya Pradesh on June 10, 11, and 12.

The IMD has advised people to take necessary precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses during this period. Staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and seeking cool, shaded areas are recommended to mitigate the effects of the heat wave.

Authorities in the affected states have been alerted to the heat wave warning, and measures are being taken to ensure adequate preparedness and response measures are in place to protect vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and children.

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