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Delhi records highest-ever temperature of 52.3 degrees, power demand at all time high

Though heatwaves continue to prevail in most parts of northern India, the situation is likely to improve gradually from May 30, 2024 onwards.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 29, 2024 17:40 IST
A boy stands facing a spray to beat the heat at Central
Image Source : PTI A boy stands facing a spray to beat the heat at Central Vista Lawns near India Gate, in New Delhi.

Delhi Weather Update: A weather office in Delhi recorded 52.3 degrees Celsius, the highest-ever maximum temperature in the national capital on Wednesday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Mungeshpur weather office recorded 52.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday followed by Najafgarh at 48.6 degrees Celcius.

Delhi power demands hits all-time high 

Meanwhile, Delhi’s peak power demand also clocked 8302 MW, the highest-ever in the history of the national capital. It has surpassed the record created just days earlier.

Delhi’s peak power demand had clocked 8000 MW on May 22. 12 days in a row Delhi’s peak power demand has crossed 7000 MW in 2024, DISCOM Officials informed.

The prevailing heat wave to severe heat wave conditions over Northwest and Central India are likely to reduce gradually from May 30, 2024. The conditions continue to become favourable for Monsoon onset over Kerala during next 24 hours and advance of monsoon over some parts of Northeastern States during the same period.

In the past few days, heat wave to severe heat wave conditions prevailed over most parts of Haryana, Chandigarh-Delhi, Punjab. In many parts of West Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh; in some parts of West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

Heat wave conditions prevailed in isolated pockets of Jammu, Vidarbha and Chhattisgarh. The conditions have been prevailing over Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, and Rajasthan since May 17 and over Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh since May 18, 2024.

Warm night conditions were observed in isolated pockets of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and East Madhya Pradesh. Yesterday, the highest maximum temperature of 50.5°C was reported at Churu (West Rajasthan) over the country.

Meanwhile, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls was observed at isolated places over Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Kerala and

Arunachal Pradesh.

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