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Delhi Sweats Under Heat Waves, Mercury Reaches 47 Degrees In Some Parts -By ASC


All weather stations in the capital record heat wave days.

New Delhi:

The excruciating heat wave turned Delhi into a hot crater on Saturday, pushing mercury to unbearable highs of 47.2 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur and 47 degrees Celsius in Najafgarh, both at least seven notches above normal levels.

The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius, which is five notches above normal and the highest level this season so far. The temperature was 42.5 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Delhi saw mercury rise to 46.9 degrees Celsius at the Sports Complex, 46.4 degrees Celsius in Pitampura, 45.8 degrees Celsius in Jafarpur and 45.4 degrees Celsius in Ridge and Ayanagar.

All weather stations in the capital recorded hot wave days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Weather forecasters predict the heat wave will get worse on Sunday. An ‘orange’ warning was issued on Sunday to warn the public of severe heat waves.

IMD uses four color codes for weather warnings – green (no action required), yellow (view and stay updated), orange (ready) and red (take action).

This is the fifth heat wave in the capital this summer.

With little rain due to weak western disturbances, Delhi has recorded the second warmest April of the year since 1951 with an average monthly maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius.

The heat wave at the end of the month has caused mercury to soar to 46 and 47 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city.

“The hot and dry westerly winds that hit the Delhi-NCR region will push mercury higher. It is likely to reach 45 degrees in Safdarjung on Sunday,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice president (Meteorology and Climate Change), Skymet, a weather forecasting agency. private.

“The cyclonic circulation in Punjab and Haryana will spur pre-monsoon activities which will provide some relief from the scorching heat on Monday and Tuesday,” he said.

IMD said thunderstorms or dust storms are likely to occur in the capital on Monday.

Delhi receives less rainfall of 0.3 mm of rainfall in April compared to a monthly average of 12.2 mm. March did not see a rainfall distribution compared to the normal 15.9 mm. IMD has predicted above -normal temperatures in May.

Heat waves are declared when the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius and at least 4.5 notches above normal. Severe heat waves are declared if the deviation from normal temperature exceeds 6.4 notches, according to IMD.

Based on the absolute record temperature, a heat wave is declared when the area records a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius.

Severe heat waves are declared if the maximum temperature exceeds 47 degrees Celsiu

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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