Yellow alert issued as heatwave grips Rajasthan

The effect of the heatwave is visible in the lives of people….reports Asian Lite News

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Jaipur has issued a yellow alert and heatwave warnings in Rajasthan as temperatures in various districts have crossed the mark of 44 degrees Celsius.

The weather department said that the temperature will increase further in the next three days, especially in the Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Bharatpur divisions. the temperature in Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Bharatpur divisions may increase by 2-3 degrees Celsius in the next two to three days, while in some districts, including Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Sriganganagar, the temperature has already reached 44 degrees Celsius.

Earlier, on May 7, Barmer recorded the highest temperature of 44.6 degrees Celsius in a day. Alongside, temperatures in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, and Ganganagar have reached above 44 degrees Celsius, while in the Bikaner division, it is likely to range between 44 and 45 degrees Celsius.

The effect of the heatwave is visible in the lives of people. In the afternoon, traffic on the roads is usually less compared to normal days. People are avoiding going out of their homes.

Raqam, a resident, told ANI that there is an intense heatwave that is making it harder to step out of the house. “We are carrying water bottles and covering ourselves with dupattas to escape from the heat,” he said.

A resident named Rajiv said, “Rajasthan has always faced severe heat, and it’s better to carry water bottles, umbrellas, and eat watery and seasonal fruits, drink buttermilk, and juices to avoid heat.”

According to the meteorological department, heat conditions will prevail in Rajasthan for the next 3-4 days, while western Rajasthan is more likely to witness a temperature rise. (ANI)

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