Weather Update Today: Delhi and adjoining areas like Noida, Gurugram and Faridabad are again in the grip of severe lu and heatwave. According to the Meteorological Department, the heatwave will continue oin the national capital for the next three consecutive days.
The Meteorological Department has already issued a yellow alert for Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the maximum temperature of Delhi is expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius. Also, the temperature may reach upto 45 degrees Celsius on Sunday due to a severe heatwave. IMD has already issued orange alert on Sunday and advised to stay indoors. After Sunday the weather is expected to take a turn and people can get some relief from heat. The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 29.5 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees Celsius above normal.
Heat wave warnings:— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 11, 2022
Heat Wave conditions at most places with severe heat wave conditions at isolated places very likely over West Rajasthan during 12th to 14th and heat wave conditions at most places on 11th & 15th May, 2022. pic.twitter.com/G3LEUVFqNg
According to the Meteorological Department, the heat has increased even during the night as well as morning. The maximum temperature in Delhi reached 42.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which is three degrees Celsius above normal. This is the highest temperature recorded this month and was the hottest day of the season so far in the month of May. In many areas of Delhi, the temperature exceeded 44 degrees Celsius and in Mungeshpur the temperature crossed 45 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature at seven places out of 10 weather monitoring centres in Delhi was above 43 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature at three of these places was above 44 degrees Celsius. Mungeshpur remained the hottest place. There the maximum temperature was recorded at 45.4 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was 28.7 degrees Celsius. Najafgarh recorded a maximum temperature of 44.7 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 32.7 degrees Celsius. In Pitampura too, the maximum temperature reached 44 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature reached 32.6 degrees Celsius.
The air quality in Delhi-NCR remained in the moderate category. According to Safar India, the wind will blow at a speed of 18 to 24 kilometres per hour for three consecutive days. According to the report released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air index of Delhi was recorded at 164 on Thursday. A day earlier also the air index of Delhi was recorded at 156. The air index of Faridabad was recorded at 126, Ghaziabad 172, Greater Noida 134, Gurugram 158 and Noida 158.