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Delhi Weather highlights: Safdarjung observatory records 46.8 Deg C, highest in 79 years

Delhi Weather highlights: The record temperature was recorded in the Delhi suburb of Mungeshpur as an unprecedented heat wave continues to hit northern India.
A man walks towards the Raisina Hills in New Delhi on May 29, 2024.
A man walks towards the Raisina Hills in New Delhi on May 29, 2024.

Delhi Weather highlights: Delhi on Wednesday recorded a maximum of 52.3 degrees Celsius, the highest ever in the city. The record high temperature was recorded in the Delhi suburb of Mungeshpur as an unprecedented heat wave continues to adversely affect northwestern India. The announcement about the record-breaking heat was followed by a sudden change in the weather as light rainfall was reported from several part of the national capital....Read More

On the record temperature in the capital, An IMD official explained that the city's outskirts are the first areas to be hit by hot winds from Rajasthan.

"Parts of Delhi are particularly susceptible to the early arrival of these hot winds, worsening the already severe weather. Areas like Mungeshpur, Narela and Najafgarh are the first to experience the full force of these hot winds," he said.

Meanwhile, authorities in New Delhi have also warned of the risk of water shortages as the capital swelters in record-high temperatures. Delhi water minister Atishi has called for "collective responsibility" to stop wasteful water use and also announced a fine of 2000.

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May 29, 2024 8:46 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Temperature of 52.3°C in Delhi is very unlikely, says Kiren Rijiju

Delhi Weather Live Updates: The India Meteorological Department said the maximum temperature of 52.9°C recorded by Delhi's Mungeshpur Automatic Weather Station could be due to error in the sensor of the local factor which IMD will examine. Earth Sciences minister Kiren Rijiju took to X and said the temperatures were not official. "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," Rijiju wrote. More here.

May 29, 2024 8:16 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: IMD's clarfication on Mungeshpur's 52.9°C reading

Hours after a maximum temperature of 52.9°C was reported from Delhi's Mungeshpur, the IMD has issue a clarification:

“The maximum temperature over Delhi NCR varied from 45.2° to 49.1°C in different parts of city, Mungeshpur reported 52.9°C as an outlier compared to other stations. It could be due to error in the sensor or the local factor. IMD is examining the data and sensors,” the weather agency said.

May 29, 2024 7:51 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Fall in temperature like in coming next 3-4 days

Delhi Weather Live Updates: The IMD has predicted that a gradual fall in maximum temperatures by 3-4 degree Celsius is very likely over Northwest and Central India during the next three-four days, reports PTI.

May 29, 2024 7:16 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Do's and Don'ts to survive heatwave conditions

As per the website of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and other government departments, here are the do's and don'ts to survive the heatwave. Dig Deeper

May 29, 2024 6:48 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Safdarjung observatory records 46.8 Deg C, highest in 79 years

Delhi's primary weather station Safdarjung observatory today recorded a maximum temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius, the highest in 79 years, PTI reported, citing official data.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed that Delhi's maximum temperature was 46.7 degrees Celsius on June 1945.

May 29, 2024 6:33 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Heatwave takes a toll but no data on deaths

Despite unusually long heatwave spells, there is no record of heat deaths for this year. The disaster management division of the home ministry usually keeps a record of deaths and losses related to extreme weather events. It releases situation reports related to floods and extreme monsoon rainfall regularly. HT reached out to a home ministry spokesperson for a comment but did not get one immediately. Read more.

May 29, 2024 6:14 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Unbearable heat forces Delhi consumer court to adjourn case

As the national capital reels under heat wave conditions, a local consumer court was forced to adjourn a case hearing with the judge finding it difficult to hear arguments due to excessive heat.

In an unusual order, a copy of which is with the PTI, the court stated that the temperature inside the courtroom had crossed 40 degrees Celsius, making it virtually impossible to proceed with the arguments due to excessive sweating.

"There is neither air conditioner nor cooler in the court room. The temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius. There is too much heat in the courtroom, which led to sweating to such an extent that it is difficult to hear arguments," the order dated May 21 read.

May 29, 2024 6:07 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Crucial Do's and Don'ts amid heatwave

* Do's*

-Drink water regularly, even when not thirsty

-If you feel unwell, consult a doctor immediately.

-Use oral rehydration solution (ORS) and homemade drinks like lemon water, buttermilk, etc., which helprehydrate the body.

-Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose, and porous cotton clothes.

* Don'ts*

-Don't engage in strenuous work outdoors between 12 noon and 3 pm.

-Don't consume eatables and drinks like alcohol and carbonated soft drinks, which dehydrate the body.

-Don't leave children or pets in parked vehicles. Read more.

May 29, 2024 5:52 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Delhi LG directs paid break for labourers, pitchers at bus stands

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena has directed officials to ensure a paid break for labourers from noon to 3 pm, water and coconut milk at construction sites, and water pitchers at bus stands as the city sizzles under an intense heatwave, PTI reports.

May 29, 2024 5:30 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Power demand at record-high

Delhi Weather Live Updates: With temperatures soaring, Delhi's peak power demand is up at an all-time high of 8,302 MW at 15:36:32 hours on Wednesday, according to power discom officials.

It is the first time in the history of the national capital that its power demand has crossed the 8,300-MW mark.

May 29, 2024 5:25 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: What is the reason behind such high temperatures in Delhi?

Delhi Weather Live Updates: An IMD official explained the reason behind the rising mercury to PTI, saying the Delhi's outskirts are the first areas to be hit by hot winds from Rajasthan.

"Parts of Delhi are particularly susceptible to the early arrival of these hot winds, worsening the already severe weather. Areas like Mungeshpur, Narela and Najafgarh are the first to experience the full force of these hot winds," IMD regional head Kuldeep Srivastava said.

May 29, 2024 5:24 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Rain respite in Delhi-NCR

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Several part of the Delhi-NCR experienced a much-needed respite from the sweltering heat as rain showers brought relief to the region after the national capital recorded its highest-ever temperature.

May 29, 2024 5:13 PM IST

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Capital bakes at highest-ever 52.3 deg Celsius

Delhi Weather Live Updates: Temperatures in India's capital surged to a record-breaking 52.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed.

This extreme heat was recorded in the Delhi suburb of Mungeshpur, marking the first time the temperature has breached the 50°C threshold in the city's history. Read more.

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