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Schools in Ghaziabad to remain closed amid severe heatwave conditions

Amidst rising temperatures, the Ghaziabad District Magistrate has ordered the closure of schools up to class 8 from May 20th to May 25th, 2024, to safeguard students during the severe heatwave.

Reported By : Sanjay Sah Edited By : Vaidehi Jahagirdar
Ghaziabad
Updated on: May 19, 2024 22:05 IST
Schools in Ghaziabad to remain close amid heatwave
Image Source : PTI (FILE IMAGE) Schools in Ghaziabad to remain close amid heatwave conditions

In response to the scorching temperatures sweeping across the Delhi NCR region, Ghaziabad District Magistrate Inder Vikram Singh has mandated the closure of all schools up to class 8 from May 20th to May 25th, 2024. The official order stated, the decision aims to safeguard students from the intensifying heatwave gripping the region.

Meanwhile, as temperatures soar, Delhi experienced its hottest day this season, reaching 44.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a 'red alert', warning of severe heatwave conditions in the capital.

With temperatures rising steadily, Saturday saw a high of 43.6 degrees Celsius, following Friday's peak of 42.5 degrees Celsius. The IMD's seven-day forecast emphasizes the need for extra caution, especially among vulnerable groups like infants, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses.

Najafgarh recorded a high of 47.8 degrees Celsius, while Mungeshpur recorded 47.7 degrees, Aya Nagar recorded 46.4 degrees, Pusa recorded 46.5 degrees, Pitampura recorded 47 degrees, and Palam recorded 45.1 degrees.

To stay safe, the IMD advises everyone to drink plenty of water and seek shade from the sun. Hydration is crucial, so it's essential to drink water and other refreshing beverages like ORS, lassi, and lemon water.

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