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Intense heatwave scorches Delhi at 44.9°C; relief in offing

Intense heatwave scorches Delhi at 44.9°C; relief in offing

10:48 AM

Delhi heatwaveFor the fourth consecutive day, maximum temperatures across Delhi-NCR has surpassed 43-degree mark.

In fact, mercury soared to new heights on Thursday, wherein Palam Observatory recorded maximum temperature at 44.9°C. This was six degree above the normal average temperature of 37.1°C. This is also the second highest maximum temperature Delhi has ever recorded in April. The all-time high record stands at 46.4°C on April 26, 2015.

Following are the temperature trend since the last couple of days in Delhi.

Table-- Temp in Delhi

Please note: All temperatures are in °C

According to Skymet Weather, hot northerly winds have been reaching the national capital from Rajasthan that is already witnessing much hotter weather.

However, we can now expect some relief over the northwestern plains including Delhi-NCR. All thanks to the fresh Western Disturbance which has induced a cyclonic circulation over Central Pakistan and adjoining Punjab. Moreover, a trough is also extending from this circulation which is travelling close to Delhi.

With this, we can expect some pre-Monsoon activities such as thunderstorm or dust storm over Delhi-NCR on the weekend. Although these activities will bring some relief but that will be marginal one only.

“True to their nature, these activities will occur during the late afternoon or evening hours and by then, day maximum will already peak. However, slight drop in likely in the mercury during the next 48 hours,” said Mahesh Palawat, Chief Meteorologist, Skymet Weather.

He further added, “Day will continue to be hot. Major relief is expected by April 25, wherein Delhi-NCR is likely to record some rain and thundershowers.”

According to Skymet Weather, we do not expect mercury to now rise to existing dangerous levels in the last few days of the month.

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