The IMD has issued a red alert for parts of the country in the wake of the cold wave. The minimum temperature for the area is below 10 degrees Celsius, departing from normal by 6.5 degrees, and remains for four or more days. The IMD also says that there is a significant risk of prolonged exposure to cold. The following safety recommendations are in place to help people prepare for the cold weather.
As the minimum temperature for the region falls below four degrees Celsius, an IMD red alert is issued. Yesterday, the temperature in Delhi was only 3.2 degrees and is forecast to go down further over the next few days. The cold wave is expected to ease off by the end of this week, but visibility will be compromised in the northern states due to fog. This is a major reason why the IMD has issued a red alert.
The IMD has also warned of the cold wave conditions in many states. The first three will be Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. The IMD has issued warnings and red alerts for cold waves before. And since 2009, the IMD has noted deaths caused by cold wave conditions in its climate summaries. However, the IMD has only mentioned severe cold wave conditions in its recent bulletins.
A red alert means that severe weather conditions are occurring in a specific area, affecting many people. Different colour codes signify the severity of different weather conditions. Orange warns of rain or snow in a certain district while yellow is a warning. The red alert is a call to action. It doesn’t mean that the entire state is in danger, but it does indicate that many areas in the state may be affected.
The IMD has issued a red alert for parts of the northern part of the country, including MP. The first warning was issued on December 18, with the cold wave conditions prevailing in Bhopal, Gwalior, Raisen, and Satna. In addition to the northern region, the alert covers 17 states in the southern and central regions of the country.
According to the IMD, there are extreme cold waves in India every year, with up to 99 days of cold weather in both 2010 and 2019. The first two years saw the first cold wave conditions in the northern state of the country. The weather conditions were so severe that the IMD had to issue a red alert for these areas. The IMD has also mentioned deaths and other incidents of the severe cold wave in its winter-2020 climate summaries.
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