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Delhi weather forecast: IMD sounds ‘orange alert’ for heatwave

May 30, 2024 11:35 AM IST

Delhi weather: The prediction from regional meteorological centre in New Delhi indicates that “cloudy weather is expected to persist in the city until June 1.”

Delhi weather updates: Delhi is expected to experience partly cloudy skies on Thursday, May 30, with heatwave conditions in certain areas, predicted the regional weather office on Wednesday, adding that there is a chance of a thunderstorm with very light rain or drizzle.

Traffic police personnel on duty on a hot day at Janpath Road in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Traffic police personnel on duty on a hot day at Janpath Road in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)

Shifting from a ‘red alert’ for heatwave on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department's regional office sounded an orange alert for Thursday. It forecast that temperatures will decrease by 2°C to 3°C.

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"Partly cloudy sky. Heatwave conditions at a few places. Possibility of thunderstorm/dust storm with very light rain/drizzle accompanied with gusty winds (speed 25-35 kmph),” stated the regional meteorological centre, New Delhi, in its forecast for Thursday.

The weather agency predicted a maximum temperature of around 45°C.

According to the meteorological centre, cloudy weather is expected to persist until June 1, after which light rain or drizzle is not anticipated until June 4.

Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, IMD, told ANI: “For Thursday, we have issued an orange alert, with a predicted 2-3 degrees reduction in temperature. On May 31st and June 1st, due to western disturbances, there is a possibility of thunderstorms and lightning in Delhi-NCR and the entire Northwest region... By June 1st, there will be a 3-4 degrees reduction in temperature.”

IMD's forecast for the next seven days in Delhi.(IMD)
IMD's forecast for the next seven days in Delhi.(IMD)

Maximum temperatures across different locations

The maximum temperatures across different locations in Delhi as of 8.30 am on Thursday:

Safdarjung - 46.8°C

Palam - 47.0°C

Lodhi Road - 46.2°C

Ridge - 47.3°C

Ayanagar - 46.8°C

Heatwave conditions in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Wednesday that the prevailing heatwave to severe heatwave conditions in Northwest and Central India are expected to diminish gradually from May 30.

The unyielding summer heat scorched Delhi on Wednesday, with temperatures soaring to a record ‘52.3°C at 3:15 pm’ in Mungeshpur, located in the city's northwestern outskirts. This marked the highest temperature ever recorded anywhere in India.

In a post on X on Wednesday evening, Union Minister for Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju said, “It is not official yet. A temperature of 52.3°C in Delhi is very unlikely. Our senior officials in IMD have been asked to verify the news report. The official position will be stated soon.”

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