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Delhi continues to sizzle under intense heatwave, minimum temperature nears 30 degrees Celsius

The maximum temperature is likely to cross 46 degrees Celsius in many parts of the city. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department said heatwave conditions are expected to persist in Delhi for the next few days.

Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2024 12:31 IST
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Image Source : PTI Delhi continues to reel under a searing heatwave.

Delhi weather: Delhi continues to endure extreme heat, with the national capital recording a minimum temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which is 2.8 degrees above the seasonal average. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast, heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are expected to persist across most parts of Delhi. The humidity level stood at 43 per cent at 8:30 am. 

The maximum temperature is likely to cross 46 degrees Celsius in many parts of the city. On Tuesday, the national capital saw blistering heat as parts of Delhi singed, with temperatures soaring close to 50 degrees Celsius. Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in Delhi for the next few days, according to the IMD.

Heat-related diseases likely to rise

The weather department has urged people to take "extreme care for vulnerable people" due to the heatwave. Due to the rising temperature, there is a very high likelihood of developing heat-related illness and heat stroke in people of all ages, and a significant health concern for vulnerable individuals such as infants, the elderly, and those with chronic diseases. The IMD has advised people to avoid exposure to heat and dehydration.

Mercury soars to nearly 50 degrees in parts of Delhi

Earlier on Tuesday, the national capital saw blistering heat as parts of Delhi singed, with temperatures soaring close to 50 degrees Celsius. Hot winds from Rajasthan compounded people's misery due to the blazing sun in Delhi, leading to very high temperatures, especially in the outskirts. Heatwave conditions are expected to persist in Delhi for the next few days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The city's Safdarjung observatory -- the official marker -- recorded its highest temperature on Tuesday, five notches above the seasonal average, at 45.8 degrees Celsius.

Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 31

It should be mentioned here that the Monsoon will hit Kerala on May 31, with a margin of error of four days both before or after the expected date. The advance of the southwest monsoon over the Indian mainland is marked by monsoon onset over Kerala and is an important indicator characterising the transition from hot and dry season to a rainy season. As the monsoon progresses northward, relief from scorching summer temperatures is experienced over the areas. Southwest monsoon normally sets in over Kerala on 1st June with a standard deviation of about 7 days.

(With inputs from PTI)

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