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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
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No heat index: Delhi struggles to manage effects of extreme heat

An action plan would incorporate early warning systems for temperature, ways to prevent exposure of those in vulnerable population segments, and long-term mitigation strategies.
Since 2017, NDMA has been conducting regular workshops with representatives of states on ways to implement a holistic heat action plan. (AFP)
Since 2017, NDMA has been conducting regular workshops with representatives of states on ways to implement a holistic heat action plan. (AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2022 06:01 AM IST
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Delhi: Temperature starts inching up, may touch 40°C by tomorrow, says IMD

Following the early morning thunderstorm, Delhi had recorded a maximum temperature of 31.5°C on Monday. It was 32.5°C on Tuesday and 34.4°C on Wednesday.
Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Commuters out in Connaught Place on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 27, 2022 05:05 AM IST
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At 44.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi records hottest day of the year so far

  • The highest maximum temperature at any station of Delhi was recorded at 47.2 degrees Celsius at Mungeshwar station, followed by Najafgarh at 47 degrees Celsius - eight and seven notches above normal, respectively.
Last year, the highest maximum temperature at the base station in May was only 41.6 degrees Celsius (May 5). (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Last year, the highest maximum temperature at the base station in May was only 41.6 degrees Celsius (May 5). (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on May 14, 2022 07:44 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Fresh heatwave spell in Delhi from Friday

A fresh heatwave spell was predicted over Delhi from Sunday, but easterly winds prevailing in the national capital under the impact of Cyclone Asani shielded the city against it.
The maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's base station, rose to 41.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's base station, rose to 41.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 11, 2022 10:57 PM IST
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