Delhi Beats Heat Record At 49.2°C, Heatwave Makes Things Worse
Heatwave gripped most parts of Jammu region with the mercury moving further up and settling at the season's high of 43.9 degrees Celsius, officials said on Sunday.
New Delhi: Blistering heat continues to sizzle the national capital. On Sunday, the maximum temperatures in Delhi oscillated between 40 and 49 degree Celsius. Two places recorded temperatures above 49 degree Celsius with mercury touching 49.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and 49.1 degrees Celsius at Najafgarh.
The primary weather station had recorded a maximum temperature of 44.2 degrees Celsius on Saturday and 42.5 degrees Celsius on Friday.
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Expressing concerns over the rising temperature in the national capital, 10-year-old, Environmental and Climate Activist, Licypriya Kangujam took to Twitter and wrote, “Today Delhi hit 49.2° Celsius (120.5° Fahrenheit). When I go out for shopping in the afternoon, I can’t walk for even few seconds on the road due to extreme heatwave. Temperature are more high on the ground than the air. It’s difficult to breath the air. Very dangerous for kids.”
Today Delhi hit 49.2° Celsius (120.5° Fahrenheit). When I go out for shopping in the afternoon, I can’t walk for even few seconds on the road due to extreme heatwave. Temperature are more high on the ground than the air. It’s difficult to breath the air. Very dangerous for kids.
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) May 15, 2022
Delhi Heatwave: Important Updates
- Two places recorded temperatures above the 40 degree Celsius mark-mercury leapt to 49.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and 49.1 degrees Celsius at Najafgarh
- The maximum temperatures reached 48.4 degrees Celsius at Sports Complex
- 47.5 degrees Celsius at Jafarpur
- 47.3 degrees Celsius at Pitampura
- 47.2 degrees Celsius at Ridge
- At the Safdarjung Observatory, the maximum temperature rose to 45.6 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal and the highest this year so far
- On May 27, 2020, Safdarjung had recorded a maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius.
- The city saw the maximum temperatures rise to 46.8 degrees Celsius at Ayanagar
- 46.4 degrees Celsius at Palam and 45.8 degrees Celsius at Lodhi Road
- Gurgaon recorded a scalding temperature of 48.1 degrees Celsius, the highest since May 10, 1966, when the city logged 49 degrees Celsius.
Relief Likely Today
The weatherman on Sunday said that a cyclonic circulation over Punjab and Haryana will induce pre-monsoon activity that will provide some relief from the intense heat on Monday and Tuesday.
A thunderstorm or a dust storm is likely in the national capital on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.
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