The Haryana government has revised timings of all government and private schools to 7 am-12 pm from Wednesday due to “intense heat wave” in the state.
“Due to intense heat wave condition prevalent throughout the State Of Haryana, it has been decide that the timings of all schools (Government and Private Schools) has been changed to 7 am to 12 noon for all classes (I-XII) with effect from 04.05.2022”, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary School Education Dr Mahavir Singh said in an official release.
A heatwave has been sweeping northern and northwestern India over the last few days and the weatherman has said that the heat would abate in the coming days.
However, the IMD has issued an yellow warning for Northwest India due to a Western Disturbance and temperatures are likely to remain high.
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“The heatwave in Odisha and Bengal was over on April 30, as we predicted. Strong winds will be there in the next two to three days. We are also giving a Yellow warning to Northwest India as there is a Western disturbance. Delhi is likely to experience rain mainly on May 3. Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab are on yellow alert and strong winds will be there tomorrow and rain may occur,” senior scientist of IMD, RK Jenamani said .
There had been a demand from parents that in view of the scorching heat, the school timings be revised from 8 am to 2.30 pm to 7 am to 12 pm.
For the past several days, maximum temperatures at most places in Haryana have hovered in the range of 41-45 degrees Celsius. What has worsened the situation in Haryana are the long power outages that many rural and some urban parts of the state have been suffering.
The IMD has forecast a brief respite from the intense heat in the two states during the next two days as most parts of the region are likely to witness strong surface winds of up to 30-40 kmph.