Delhi records 43°C for 2nd consecutive day, mercury to soar further

Delhi records 43°C for 2nd consecutive day, mercury to soar further

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April 19, 2017 5:10 PM


As predicted by Skymet Weather, heatwave has gripped Delhi well before the time. We have just entered the second of half of April and mercury across Delhi-NCR has already started settling in mid 40s.

On Monday, Palam Observatory recorded 43°C, which is five degrees above the normal average temperature of 37.1°C.
Moreover, Delhiites will continue to battle these unusually hot weather conditions as no relief is likely in the next few days.

According to Skymet Weather, prolonged dry spell has paved way for hot westerly winds blowing from Rajasthan that is already reeling under severe heatwave conditions. Due to this, temperatures have been on the rising trend for the last couple of days.

Let us have a look at the temperatures across Delhi-NCR during the last two days.

Table--Hottest cities of India

Similar weather would continue for another 3-4 days, although weathermen are predicting isolated dust storm or thunderstorm over the city during the weekend.

“A Western Disturbance is likely affect Jammu and Kashmir around April 19, which would induce a trough around Delhi-NCR by April 21. This may give isolated pre-Monsoon activities like thunderstorm or thunderstorm but will not impact temperatures as these activities will be short lived and will affect isolated areas only. Also, these activities will occur during the evening hours and by then temperatures had already peaked,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist, Skymet Weather.

We can expect some relief early next week, with rains and thundershowers approaching Haryana and Punjab around 25. These pre-Monsoon showers will be instrumental in reducing the day temperatures by 2-3 degrees over the plains of North India including the national capital.

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