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Heatwave grips Delhi-NCR as mercury reaches 45°C, relief soon

May 8, 2017 11:58 AM |


Delhiites are once again battling intense heatwave, with mercury soaring to new heights. On Sunday, Palam Observatory in Delhi recorded maximum temperature at 45.1°C, which is five notches above the normal average. In fact, this temperature has been the highest so far, in this season.

Last highest day maximum was recorded on April 21, 2017 to the tune of 44.9°C.

Safdarjung Observatory was no different as it too recorded day maximum five degrees above normal at 44.1°C.

Further, weathermen do not predict abatement of heatwave anytime soon, at least for the next 48 hours. Though, marginal drop is likely in the day temperatures but heatwave will continue to grip the national capital.

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With such high temperatures, dust storm may occur during the evening hours but chances are bleak.

Relief is likely thereafter as a fresh Western Disturbance is likely to start affecting Jammu and Kashmir, which would induce a cyclonic circulation or a trough over northwestern plains. This would result in some pre-Monsoon activities such as light rain, thundershowers, thunderstorms or dust storm over Delhi-NCR.

In wake of this, temperatures would drop gradually, ushering in much needed relief. However, since pre-Monsoon activities take place during the latter part of the day, afternoons will continue to be hot.

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