Schools to remain closed in Himachal Pradesh's Una till May 31 amid heat wave

28 May,2024 08:49 PM IST |  Una  |  mid-day online correspondent

The day temperatures are above normal in the state with Dhaulakaun recording a high of 43.2 degree Celsius

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The schools will remain closed in Himachal Pradesh's Una till May 31 amid heat wave in parts of state, reported the PTI.

Deputy commissioner Jatin Lal ordered closure of schools till May 31 with mercury soaring to 45 degree Celsius in Una on Tuesday, according to the news agency.

All schools would remain closed till May 31 following heat wave in the district, Jatin Lal said.

The day temperatures are above normal in the state with Dhaulakaun recording a high of 43.2 degree Celsius, Hamirpur 42.7 degree C, Chamba 40.6 degree C, Kangra 40.8 degree C, Sundernagar 40.6 degree C and Mandi 40 degree C.

The key hill stations of Dharamshala, Kasauli, Shimla, Manali and Dalhousie recorded maximum temperatures at 36.8 degree Celsius, 35.4 degree C, 30.4 degree C, 28.8 degree C and 28.2 degree C, respectively.

The Shimla MeT office has issued yellow warning for heatwaves at isolated places in low hills and predicted a wet spell in mid and high hills from till June 2.

Earlier, in the day the Una unit of Himachal Pradesh School lecturers' Association had submitted a letter addressed to the deputy director of Higher Education Department for declaring holiday in view of the ongoing intense weather conditions.

Senior State Vice President of the association Vikas Ratan said it is difficult for children to sit in classes with temperature rising to 44-45 degree Celsius.

This matter was brought to the notice of the district administration and holidays have been declared till May 31. June 1 being the polling day and June 2 a Sunday, the schools would now open on June 3.

The district administration had earlier on May 20 declared holidays from nursery to class five which are continuing.

Temperature soars in Delhi's outskirts

As temperatures soar in Delhi, several areas like Najafgarh and Mungeshpur are facing severe heatwave conditions and temperatures above 45 degrees Celsius on a daily basis that are affecting the health of residents with experts saying the reasons for the rising mercury in these areas range from lack of greenery and direct sunlight, according to the PTI.

On Monday, Najafgarh in southwest Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 48.6 degrees Celsius, eight notches above the normal while the minimum temperature settled at 31.4 degrees Celsius, five degrees above the season's average.

The Mungeshpur weather station recorded a high of 48.8 degrees Celsius, eight notches above the normal. It recorded a minimum temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

The areas have been recording the highest maximum temperatures among all weather stations on a daily basis.

The capital is on red alert on Tuesday and has been under heat wave conditions for the last three days.

(with PTI inputs)

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