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Heatwave: Red alert in Delhi, Check IMD's predictions for upcoming days

Delhi weather update: According to the India Meteorological Department, the national capital on June 16 recorded maximum temperature at 44.9 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal.

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar New Delhi Updated on: June 17, 2024 23:52 IST
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Amid the prevailing heatwaves in the national capital, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) scaled up its warning to red alert in Delhi from its previously announced 'orange' alert. 

Significantly, the IMD also warned of a “very high likelihood of developing heat illness and heat stroke in all ages” if people did not take precautions to limit their exposure to the sun. The Weather Department advised people to stay hydrated and avoid all non-essential travel, especially during the afternoon. 

Temperature reported at 44.9 degrees celsius on June 16

The maximum temperature in Delhi on Sunday was recorded at 44.9 degrees Celsius, six degrees above normal. While, the minimum temperature was recorded at 33.2 degrees Celsius, which is 5.7 degrees above the average for this season. The Meteorological Department also predicted heat wave and warm night on Monday.

Temperatures above 40 for 35 days

The intervening night of Sunday–Monday was the third night in Delhi, which was extremely hot. At the same time, a heat wave blew through the city for the eighth consecutive day. For the 35th consecutive day, the maximum temperature in the city remained above 40 degrees. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has issued a warning, advising commuters not to stay out unless necessary, as it increases the risk of getting sick amid the prevailing heatwave. 

IMD issues 7 days forecast

The Indian Metrological Department has also issued the weather forecast for the coming week, with temperatures being reported at more than 42 degrees Celsius. The weather department also predicted the possibility of rain or thunderstorms on June 20 and 21. 

Date Min Temp Max Temp Weather
16 June 33.0 45.0 Warm Night
17 June 34.0 45.0 Heat Wave and warm night
18 June 35.0 45.0 Heat Wave and warm night
19 June  35.0 44.0 Heat Wave and warm night
20 June 34.0 42.0 Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or Thunderstorm or Duststorm
21 June 32.0 43.0 Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or Thunderstorm
22 June 33.0 44.0 Strong surface winds during day time

 

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