New Delhi: Delhites get ready for a very sweltering and sultry summer in days ahead. Records are already being made as the temperatures are soaring and the heat is breaking all records.
Of late, Delhi is witnessing warmer climates comparatively, be it summer or winter. Blame it on global warming?
The national capital on Tuesday witnessed the hottest day in April in the last seven years as the mercury crossed the 43-degree Celsius mark in some parts of the city which reeled under a heatwave.
The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average.
"It is the hottest day in in April since 2010 when the maximum temperature had settled at 43.7 degrees Celsius," Ravinder Vishan, the in-charge at the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) said.
Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar registered a maximum temperature of 43.7, 41.8, 43.4 and 42.6 degrees Celsius, respectively, a MeT department official said.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 24.9 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal, the official said.
Humidity levels oscillated between 76 and 15 per cent.
News24Bureau and PTI