Delhi has been battling intense summer heat for the last few days, with severe heatwave making an appearance. Particularly, May 27 saw mercury peaking as both the Safdarjung and Palam observatories recorded day maximums at 46.2 degrees Celsius and 45 degrees Celsius, respectively.
However, due to the change in wind direction from northwest to southeast, the temperatures of Delhi-NCR saw a dip by 2-3 degrees. But despite a drop, the temperatures continued to remain above the 40-degree mark.
On Monday, the day temperatures as per Safdarjung and Palam observatories got arrested at 43.5 degrees Celsius and 44.4 degrees Celsius, leading to the abatement of heatwave conditions. Moreover, being southeasterly, the winds are moist in nature and hence, resulting in humid weather conditions. Due to this, the feel-effect of Delhi is also high. leading to high discomfort levels.