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Severe heatwave hit Delhi again, temperature in capital reached 47 degrees; IMD issued yellow alert

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The heat wave continues in the capital Delhi these days. There was a slight drop in mercury following cool winds coupled with rain and hailstorm due to Cyclone Asani, but once again the heat wave has returned to Delhi as the maximum temperature touched 47 degree Celsius on Saturday, with no immediate respite. .

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A heatwave is declared based on the entire recorded temperature when an area registers a maximum temperature of 45°C. On the other hand if the maximum temperature crosses 47 degree Celsius, then severe heat wave is declared.

During this, the maximum temperature at Delhi’s base station Safdarjung Observatory was recorded at 43.9 degrees Celsius as against 42.9 degrees Celsius on Friday and 42 degrees Celsius on Thursday. The maximum temperature in the Mungeshpur region touched 47.1 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in the national capital.

The Sports Complex recorded 46.9 degrees Celsius while the temperature in Pitampura touched 46.5 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, Delhi’s Najafgarh, Jafarpur and Ridge recorded 46.2 degree Celsius, 45.7 degree Celsius and 45.5 degree Celsius respectively.

Weather Department issues Yellow Alert:
On Sunday morning, the Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert warning of heat wave at different places in Delhi. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) uses a four-color code for weather alerts, with green meaning no action required, yellow meaning watching and staying updated, orange meaning being prepared and red for means to take action. According to the IMD, the sky will be mainly clear in the next four to five days in Delhi, which will increase the temperature.

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According to the weather agency, a heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius and is at least 4.5 degrees above normal. If there is a deviation of more than 6.4 degrees from the normal temperature, then a severe heat wave is declared.

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