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Weather Update: Temperatures will cross 45 degrees in Delhi, Meteorological Department has issued a warning

100402253Delhi NCR Weather: The mercury in Delhi reached 42.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which is the highest temperature recorded in the national capital this season. Thursday’s maximum temperature was two degrees above normal. The relative humidity ranged between 25 percent and 65 percent. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), the previous hottest day was May 8 and the maximum temperature was recorded at 42 degrees Celsius on that day. According to the IMD forecast for the next seven days in its weekly weather bulletin, heat wave is expected at different places in the capital on Saturday. During this time the temperature can reach 45 degrees Celsius. There is going to be severe heat in eastern and central India from May 18. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Delhi.

The weather office has predicted partly cloudy sky on Friday with the maximum temperature likely to be around 43 degrees and the minimum temperature around 25 degrees Celsius.

Heat wave in Delhi and yellow alert

IMD estimates that a fresh round of heat wave will begin in northwest India including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana from tomorrow till May 18. Today, heat wave conditions may prevail in Gujarat, Rajasthan, parts of Punjab and Haryana. According to IMD, severe heat wave is likely in some parts of Rajasthan during May 17 to 20 and in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi during May 18 to 20. The mercury may reach 45 degrees Celsius in the capital Delhi by Saturday. The maximum temperature is expected to be 44 degrees from May 19 to May 22. In Delhi, the maximum temperature has crossed 43 degrees in some places in the last few days. Now IMD has issued a yellow alert for eastern Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha.

When does the heat wave blow?

Heat wave conditions occurred in different parts of Gujarat region yesterday. According to the Meteorological Department, heat wave conditions are considered when the maximum temperature is 4.5 degrees or more than the normal temperature i.e. when the temperature reaches at least 45 degrees Celsius. Delhi did not experience a single heat wave in May 2023, last year the maximum temperature recorded in this month was 43.7 degrees Celsius. According to IMD data, there were four days in 2022 when heat wave was recorded in the capital.

IMD Rainfall alert: Rain forecast

According to ‘Skymet Weather’, light to moderate rain and thundershowers are expected in Telangana, coastal Karnataka, interior Tamil Nadu, Kerala, parts of Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands today. Light to moderate rain may occur in southern Chhattisgarh, southern Odisha, Tamil Nadu, interior Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Light rain is possible in Northeast India, Vidarbha, Marathwada, South Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat.