Delhi Schools Extend Summer Vacations by a week due to Heatwave

Published on: Jun 30, 2019 20:17 IST
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Delhi Government has announced an extension in the Summer Vacations for all the schools in the national capital by a week. The decision was announced by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday. The move comes in the wake of on-going Heatwave conditions in the city. As per the earlier notice, Schools in Delhi were expected to start the new academic session from 1st July 2019. However, following the extension, now, schools will reopen on 8th July 2019.

Students must note that only primary level schools i.e. schools until Class 8 have been asked to extend their Summer Vacations in the view of the rising temperature in the capital. Classes for all classes above 8 will commence from 1st July, as per the earlier schedule.

Deputy CM Sisodia on Sunday announced his decision to extend the Summer Holidays for students through a tweet. His tweet said “Due to weather conditions prevailing in Delhi, summer holidays have been extended by a week for the students up to class 8. Schools for the children up to class 8 will re-open on July 8. The schools for the remaining classes will be open as per the old schedule."

Delhi Government took the decision to extend the Summer Holidays as the temperature in the capital continued to hover above 48 Degree Celsius mark. Coupled with that, hot dry winds (loo) had swept the regions, compounding the woes of commuters for last two weeks. Owing to such conditions, the government has decided to extends the summer holidays.

Earlier today, the India Meteorological Department stated in its All India Weather Warning Bulletin that the heat wave condition is likely to prevail over Delhi with minimum and maximum temperatures hovering around 32 degree Celsius and 43 degree Celsius, respectively. The relative humidity will be around 28 per cent.

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