New Delhi: According to the latest weather report from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum temperature at Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station, might reach 43 to 44 degrees Celsius. In other regions of the national capital, the temperature might be between 45 and 46 degrees Celsius.
The IMD, on the other hand, predicts that a heat wave will not hit the nation’s capital until Thursday.
From April 28, Delhiites may breathe a sigh of relief as a western disturbance is forecast to sweep over north-west India, according to the meteorological service. The temperature is expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius on Monday under sunny skies, and will gradually rise to 44 degrees Celsius by Thursday.
Safdarjung had a high temperature of 39.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, which was two degrees above average, and a minimum temperature of 22.2 degrees Celsius, which was one degree below normal. The lowest temperature is expected to be between 23 and 24 degrees Celsius.
May touch 44 degrees celsius temp
The highest temperature in the national capital is expected to reach 44 degrees by Thursday, according to the IMD.
A senior scientist at IMD, RK Jenamani told media, “The region is expected to see two WDs till the end of the month. The first is likely to cause cloudy skies in parts of Delhi on Monday. However, the maximum temperature could still rise to around 41°C at Safdarjung and about 43°C in other parts of the capital, owing to the warm westerly winds.”
The meteorological office predicts that the temperature in Safdarjung will reach 42 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 43 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. While the temperature in Delhi is expected to be 44 degrees Celsius on Thursday, other sections of the city will be 1 to 2 degrees warmer.
However, if the western disturbance moves closer to Delhi, the temperature may decrease and gloomy weather may dominate in the nation’s capital. In April of this year, Delhi saw eight heatwave days with maximum temperatures over 40 degrees, which is at least 4.5 degrees above usual. In 2017, there were six such days in the national capital, compared to 11 in 2010.