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Thursday, 20 June 2024 7.30 AM IST

Govt declares month-long holiday for schools here due to intense heat wave

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NEW DELHI: Due to heat waves, a month-long holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Delhi. An order in this regard was issued by the Director of Education. The schools in Delhi will remain closed till June 30.

The temperature in Delhi, which was on red alert yesterday, is 46 degrees Celsius. An alert has been issued in North India due to extreme heat. Mungeshpur region of Delhi recorded the highest temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius. The temperature in Najafgarh was 46.7 degrees Celsius.

Uttar Pradesh's Agra recorded a temperature of 46.9 degrees Celsius and Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior - 44.9 degrees Celsius. Kanpur recorded a temperature of 46.9 degrees Celsius. Apart from Delhi, red alert has also been declared in the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan.

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are on orange alert. The Indian Meteorological Center has warned that the heat wave will intensify in the north Indian states for the next four days. Special guidelines have also been issued for the public.

The warning also states that those who work outside during the day should take necessary precautions. The public is advised to take special care not to be exposed to direct sunlight while going outside and to carry enough drinking water to avoid dehydration.

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