Heatwave continues in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi April, 11 : Heatwave conditions continue in Delhi-NCR on Monday, as the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 41 degrees Celsius, as per India Meteorological Department, over eight degrees above normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average. The IMD forecast shows that the maximum temperature in Delhi could drop marginally to 39 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, before touching 41 degrees by Sunday. Earlier, the MeT predicted that the intensity of heatwaves across the plains of northwest India could reduce from tuesday night on account of a western disturbance that is likely to affect parts of the western Himalayan region. “Under its influence, maximum temperatures are very likely to fall by 2-3 degrees Celsius over many parts of Northwest India from 12th April. Consequently, intensity & distribution of the heat wave conditions over the plains of Northwest India is very likely to reduce from 12th April, 2022,” IMD said. The maximum temperature recorded on April 10 at the Safdarjung weather observatory was 41.8 degrees Celsius, six degrees above the normal for this time of the year. Other weather stations in Delhi-NCR, including those at the Ridge, Gurgaon, Najafgarh and Pitampura recorded maximum temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius or slightly higher on Sunday. In Gurugram, the maximum temperature was 43.8 degrees Celsius. JA ING

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