Updated on May 22, 2018 4:30 PM: Heatwave in Delhi: Mercury soars to 46 degrees, threat of heat stroke looms large
Intense summer heat swept Delhi-NCR on Monday as the day maximum soared to 46°C on Tuesday at Palam Observatory. This was six degrees above the normal average that stands at 40.3°C. Meanwhile, Safdarjung Observatory saw maximum temperature at 44°C, which was also four degrees above the mean.
With this, heatwave conditions have now gripped the national capital for the first time in this season. Heatwave conditions are declared when the normal maximum temperature for any city stands at or over 40°C and is above normal by five degrees.
The cause of the concern is the fact that we do not expect any relief in the next few days. According to weathermen at Skymet Weather, mercury may increase further in the next 24-48 hours, bringing in no respite from extremely hot weather conditions.
In fact, people are advised to stay hydrated and avoid from venturing out in the noon hours. With scorching heat, the threat of heat stroke looms large, particularly for elderly and children.
Updated on May 22, 2018 4:30 PM: Heatwave grips Delhi NCR as mercury nears 45 degrees
In the month of May, Delhi-NCR has witnessed various shades of weather conditions. Many incidents of violent dust storm and thunderstorm activities were observed over Delhi. Along with these pre- Monsoon activities, high-velocity winds, and lightning strikes also accompanied.