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Indian Meteorological Department on Sunday has warned of severe heat wave condition across north India for the next 48 hours


New Delhi: According to IMD alert issued on Sunday, severe heat wave condition is likely to prevail over Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra's Vidarbha region during the next four days and Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, and south Uttar Pradesh during the next two days.
 Heat-wave conditions are likely to continue over north Indian plains, central and south India till July 4 and abate gradually, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday.

The development of thunder and lightning may bring the temperature down in Delhi by one or two degrees Celsius.The minimum temperature in Delhi on Sunday was recorded at 30.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.Humidity was recorded at 64 per cent.

Severe heat-wave conditions are likely to persist over Madhya Pradesh and west Rajasthan on Monday, the IMD said with a red-coded colour warning for these two States.The IMD has four colour codes to indicate the severity weather systems — red for extremely severe weather conditions, followed by amber, yellow and then green which denotes normalcy.