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As per updates from the Indian Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 45.6 degrees Celsius in Gurgaon which is 6 degrees higher than normal.

Updated: April 28, 2022 11:41 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Manmath Nayak

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A heat wave warning has been announced for Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, UP and Odisha.

North India Heatwave Latest Update: As the punishing heatwave sweeps Northwest India, the maximum temperature in Gurgaon crossed the 45 Degree Celsius on Thursday for the first time in April. As per updates from the Indian Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 45.6 degrees Celsius in Gurgaon which is 6 degrees higher than normal.

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On the other hand, Delhi at 43.5 degrees Celsius, recorded warmest day in 12 years. An intense heatwave broiled the national capital with the Safdarjung observatory recording a maximum temperature of 43.5 degrees Celsius, the highest in April in 12 years.

The national capital had on April 18, 2010 recorded a maximum temperature of 43.7 degrees Celsius. The all-time high temperature for the month was 45.6 degrees Celsius recorded on April 29, 1941.

Ridge (45.1 degrees Celsius), Mungeshpur (45.8 degrees Celsius), Najafgarh (45.4 degrees Celsius) and Pitampura (45.2 degrees Celsius) recorded the maximum temperature at least five notches above normal.

In the meantime, Delhi may also see a partly cloudy sky, light rain and a dust storm with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour on Friday and Sunday, which may provide temporary respite.

The IMD said the heatwave could lead to “moderate” health concerns for vulnerable people — infants, elderly people and those with chronic diseases.

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an orange alert for Delhi-NCR and said the plains of northwest India will witness heatwave conditions until May 1.

“There has been no significant rainfall since February 25. In between, on April 14 and April 21, there were dust storms in Rajasthan and Haryana but there was no significant rain. Hence the long dry spell has resulted in high temperatures,” senior IMD scientist RK Jenamani told mediapersons.

He said that a Western Disturbance on May 2 will bring in some relief for northwest and central India.

Replying to a question if this month’s maximum temperatures for the entire country were creating any record, Jenamani said, “April 2010 was the hottest till date for all India.”

“This year, even when northwest India and large parts of central India are witnessing extreme heat, the northeast region, Kerala, large parts of Tamil Nadu are experiencing heavy rainfall. So, we have to wait till April 30 to see how it averages out,” he was quoted as saying by IANS.

Issuing an advisory, the IMD said under the influence of another fresh Western Disturbance likely to affect northwest India from May 2, light/moderate isolated/scattered rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning is likely over the Western Himalayan Region during May 2-4.

“Because of this, isolated light rainfall is likely over plains of northwest India during May 3 and 4,” the IMD said.

Earlier, the IMD has predicted heatwave conditions over northwest and central India during next four days and over east India during next two days and it will abate thereafter.

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Published Date: April 28, 2022 7:39 PM IST

Updated Date: April 28, 2022 11:41 PM IST