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Relief For Delhiites! Delhi-NCR To See Weather Change, Relief From Heat Expected Tomorrow

Delhi will face clear skies and heat wave to severe heat wave conditions today, with strong surface winds expected. According to the IMD's seven-day forecast, the capital will start getting relief from the heat starting Wednesday.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Jun 18, 2024 09:09 IST
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Delhi Swelters At 37 Degrees Even After Rain Showers

The intense heat wave persists in Delhi, with the maximum temperature hitting 45.2 degrees Celsius on Monday. However, the Meteorological Department forecasts some relief from the heat starting June 19. A ‘red’ alert has been issued for the national capital, remaining in effect through today, Tuesday, with temperatures expected to reach up to 45 degrees Celsius.

The Meteorological Department predicts clear skies with heat wave to severe heat wave conditions in many parts of Delhi today, Tuesday. Strong surface winds are also expected during the day. According to the IMD’s seven-day forecast, the national capital will get some relief starting Wednesday.

The Meteorological Department reports that starting Wednesday, June 19, a new western disturbance will move towards northwest India, impacting the national capital and providing relief. The city is expected to be on ‘yellow’ alert on Wednesday and Thursday, and on ‘green’ alert on Friday and Saturday.

Severe heat conditions were recorded across most of Delhi. The Safdarjung Observatory, the main meteorological center in the capital, recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees Celsius, which is 6.4 degrees above the seasonal average. On Monday, June 17, Delhi experienced a hot morning with a minimum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, 5.5 degrees above normal.

The Palam Meteorological Center recorded a maximum temperature of 46 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal. The Lodhi Road, Ridge, and Ayanagar observatories recorded temperatures of 45.6 degrees, 46.3 degrees, and 46.4 degrees respectively. The Najafgarh observatory also recorded a maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal.

A heat wave occurs when the maximum temperature reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in plains, 37 degrees in coastal areas, and 30 degrees in hilly areas, with a deviation of at least 4.5 degrees from normal. A severe heat wave is declared when the deviation exceeds 6.4 degrees. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) uses four color codes for weather warnings: green (no action needed), yellow (monitor and stay updated), orange (be prepared), and red (take action).

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First published on: Jun 18, 2024 09:09 AM IST

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