Heatwave not likely in Delhi for a few days, says IMD

  • Earlier this week on Monday, day temperatures reduced significantly on account of rain and thunderstorms and winds reaching speeds of up 60km/hr. The showers brought Delhi significant respite from a brutal spell of heatwaves that saw temperatures cross 49°C in at least two parts of the city.
The maximum temperature at five of the 11 weather stations in Delhi breached the 40°C mark on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The maximum temperature at five of the 11 weather stations in Delhi breached the 40°C mark on Friday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 28, 2022 04:27 AM IST
Copy Link
By, New Delhi

Delhi’s maximum temperature rose by three degrees on Friday to settle at 39.3 degrees Celsius (°C), which, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), was still a degree below what is considered the normal for this time of the year. The officials added that no heatwave conditions are expected in the national capital for the next five days.

Earlier this week on Monday, day temperatures reduced significantly on account of rain and thunderstorms and winds reaching speeds of up 60km/hr.

The showers brought Delhi significant respite from a brutal spell of heatwaves that saw temperatures cross 49°C in at least two parts of the city.

Met officials said the wet spell on Monday and Tuesday were the results of an active western disturbance (WD) prevailing across the region.

The maximum temperature at five of the 11 weather stations in Delhi breached the 40°C mark on Friday.

Safdarjung observatory, Delhi’s base station, recorded a maximum of 39.3 °C, Pitampura recorded a high of 41.3°C, Sports Complex 41.2°C, and Najafgarh 41°C. Both Mungeshpur and Ridge registered a maximum temperature of 40.4°C, the IMD data showed.

According to the IMD’s weekly forecast, the maximum temperature might touch 41°C on Saturday with partly cloudy weather while the minimum temperature is expected to hover around 27°C.
According to the IMD’s weekly forecast, the maximum temperature might touch 41°C on Saturday with partly cloudy weather while the minimum temperature is expected to hover around 27°C.

Partly cloudy weather will prevail in the Capital over the next two days, said IMD scientist RK Jenamani, adding that due to rain in areas neighbouring Delhi, such as south Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh, the temperature is not expected to shoot up significantly in the coming days.

“The temperature will stay below 40 degrees since many areas such as Nuh and Gurugram in south Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh received rain today (Friday). For the next five days, heatwave conditions are not expected. Overall, May has been a good month,” he said,

The scientist further said the temperature is not expected to shoot up significantly till the end of May on account of easterly winds.

According to the IMD’s weekly forecast, the maximum temperature might touch 41°C on Saturday with partly cloudy weather while the minimum temperature is expected to hover around 27°C. Partly cloudy weather is expected on Sunday as well.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra. (ANI)

    'Will ensure justice...': K'taka minister on reports of two sisters stripped

    Karnataka home minister Araga Janendra said Friday he had only just received information about an alleged assault on two women in Anekal, a town in Bengaluru district. The sisters were allegedly stripped and assaulted at their home for failing to pay a debt. Multiple media reports have said the police refused to file a complaint for two days and only did so after videos of the assault were widely shared online.

  • The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist). (Representative image)

    Chhattisgarh: Maoist carrying reward of 5 lakh killed in encounter with police

    A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on The Maoist, Kamlesh's head was gunned down by Chhattisgarh police in an encounter in Bastar's Sukma district on Friday, police said. The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist), police said. On Thursday, neighboring Dantewada police gunned down Denga Deva alias Mahangu Deva, who was a member of Katekalyan Area Committee of CPI (Maoist).

  • A cash van that was stuck in a waterlogged stretch in Bathinda after the first monsoon rain on Friday morning. (Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

    Monsoon covers Punjab’s Malwa belt, brings relief for farmers

    The first monsoon showers that hit the semi-arid region of south Malwa on Thursday night brought respite for cotton farmers from the deadly whitefly but exposed the ill-preparedness of the civic authorities in the urban areas as several areas in Bathinda town were in knee-deep in water. Also read: Monsoon arrives in Chandigarh tricity, so does misery Low-lying areas, such as Power House Road and Sikri Bazaar, were waterlogged.

  • Representational

    Mild earthquake in Karnataka's Kodagu, 3rd in a week in state: Report

    A mild earthquake was felt in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district early Friday morning - the third in the past seven days. News agency PTI said locals were woken up at around 1.15 am by a loud noise and tremors that were felt in Sampaje, Guttigaru, Ubaradka, Goonaka, Elimale, Sullia and nearby areas. Officials told PTI a report from the natural disaster monitoring centre is awaited. On Saturday (June 25), a 2.3 quake was recorded.

  • Bengaluru: Civic workers begin indefinite strike, demand permanent jobs

    Bengaluru: Civic workers begin indefinite strike, demand permanent jobs

    Over 15000 Porakarmikas (civic workers) on Friday began an indefinite strike in Bengaluru, demanding that their jobs be made permanent from the existing contract system and better salary to take care of their families. These civic workers are the backbone of every city corporation in Karnataka and especially Bengaluru which houses over 12million of the total 70million people in the state.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, July 01, 2022