Consider the following definitions for heat waves and cold waves as per India Meteorological Department (IMD):
- Whenever actual maximum temperature remains 45ºC or more for continuous abnormal spell irrespective of normal maximum temperature, heat waves are declared
- When WCTn is 0°C or less, Cold Waves are declared irrespective of normal minimum temperature of the station
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Heat waves are a continuous spell of abnormally hot weather. A cold wave (known in some regions as a cold snap) is a weather phenomenon that is distinguished by a cooling of the air.
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