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Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and parts of Uttar Pradesh have been experiencing blistering heat for days with temperatures soaring over 45 degrees Celsius in some places.
The red warning has been issued to caution people not to step out during 1 pm to 5 pm, when the intensity of the heat is the most.
When the air temperature exceeds 35°C, it is so full of water vapour that sweat no longer evaporates. Our body’s core temperature starts rising.
From Bhopal to Bengaluru and Chennai to the perennially thirsty Marathwada region of Maharashtra, rain-fed lakes are drying up alarmingly fast.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who is also the education minister, clarified that the order will apply for both government and private schools.
Deaths by heat can be reduced if global warming is capped at 1.5 degrees Celsius, suggests a new study published Thursday.
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