New Delhi : The Delhi government has extended the summer vacation for students of up to Class 8 at government and private schools in the city until July 8 in view of the hot weather conditions. However, this order is not applicable for students from classes 9 to 12, who will have to go by the original schedule.
“In view of the hot weather in Delhi, the summer vacation for students up to class 8 is being extended till July 8. For other classes, the schools will reopen as per the earlier schedule,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said in a tweet.
Weather officials have predicted that the ongoing heat wave in the national capital will continue for a while.
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Heat wave: Weather officials have predicted that heat wave may continue in the city.
Meanwhile, there was no respite from the heat for residents of Delhi, with the maximum temperature settling at 5 degrees above normal yesterday. While the minimum temperature stood at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, the maximum temperature touched 42.3 degrees Celsius — five degrees above normal for this time of the year. According to the Met department, humidity levels fluctuated between 28 and 55 per cent.
The weather department has forecast a partly cloudy sky, with the possibility of thunder, for today.
On Friday, the maximum temperature stood at 41.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 27.2 degrees Celsius.
News Source : ndtv.com