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Orange, red, green, yellow: What do these colour codes of the IMD sign

The colour codes used by the IMD explained
A torrid heatwave sent temperatures soaring across large swathes of the country on Friday, with Banda in east Uttar Pradesh logging a record high of 47.4 degrees Celsius
In the wake of the ongoing heatwave, the India Meteorological Department )IMD) has issued orange and yellow alerts
The IMD uses four colour codes for weather warnings. They are green, yellow, orange and red codes
An 'orange alert' has been issued for Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, and the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra for Saturday
Green means no action is needed, yellow refers to watch and stay updated, orange means be prepared and red alert means take action
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the heatwave spell will persist over northwest and central India till May 2 and over east India till April 30
The mercury breached the 46-degree Celsius mark in several places such as Allahabad, Jhansi, Sports Complex, Ganganagar, Nowgong and Chandrapur