At 43-44 Degrees Celsius, Heat Waves Will Continue In Delhi Today, Tomorrow -By ASC

Delhi Weather: The maximum temperature on Wednesday has reached 41.5 degrees Celsius.

New Delhi:

The capital today witnessed a warm morning as weather offices forecast heat waves in the province during the day with maximum temperatures likely to reach 43 degrees Celsius.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department or IMD, Delhi’s minimum temperature is recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, one degree below the seasonal average.

“Heat waves are likely to hit the entire region with maximum temperatures hovering around 43 degrees Celsius on Thursday,” an IMD official said.

For plains, heat waves are declared when the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, and at least 4.5 degrees above normal.

Temperatures at the Safdarjung Observatory – Delhi’s base station – are also expected to hit 44 degrees Celsius by Friday, the weather office forecast.

The maximum temperature on Wednesday had reached 41.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal.

IMD officials said the city’s relative humidity at 8:30 a.m. was 34 percent.

Delhi Air Quality remains in the bad category as the air quality index was at 293 at 9:05 am today, Central Pollution Control Board data showed.

AQIs between zero and 50 are considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 weak, 301 and 400 very weak, and 401 and 500 severe.

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