Delhi Temperature Today: The national capital will get no respite from the sweltering heat as a severe heatwave condition is likely to prevail in the city over the next three to four days, the India Meteorological Department said. On Saturday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a high of 44.7 degrees Celsius, which was five notches more than normal.Also Read - Horoscope Today, January 21, Friday: Taurus Will Receive Good News, Scorpio Will Reap From Hardwork Done in Past
The weather stations at Palam, Lodhi Road and Ayanagar recorded their respective maximums at 45.6 degrees Celsius, 44.4 degrees Celsius and 46.2 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Dolo Pill Breaks Sales Record In Pandemic As Manufacturer Makes A Fortune
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of the IMD, said some respite from the stifling heat is expected on May 28 due to a fresh Western Disturbance and easterly winds at lower levels. Also Read - Masks Not Recommended For Children Below 5 Years, No Antivirals For Below 18 Years. Check Govt's Revised Guidelines Here
“Dust storm and thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour is likely over Delhi-NCR on May 29-30,” he said.
In large areas, a heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is 45 degrees Celsius for two consecutive days and a severe heatwave is when the mercury touches the 47 degrees Celsius-mark for two days on the trot.
In small areas, like Delhi, a heatwave is declared if the temperature soars to 45 degrees Celsius even for a day, according to the IMD.