Updated May 30th, 2024 at 09:56 IST

Weather Update: Delhi to Continue to Reel Under Heatwave Today, Orange Alert Issued

The weather department has issued an ‘orange’ alert for the city for today.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Weather Update: Delhi to Continue to Reel Under Heatwave Today, Orange Alert Issued | Image:AP Photo
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New Delhi: The national capital will continue to reel under heatwave conditions on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

However, the Met has predicted some relief for Delhiites from the scorching heat from Friday onwards as the city will witness partly cloudy sky, with very light rain/drizzle accompanied by gusty winds (speed 25-35 kmph).

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According to the seven-day forecast by the IMD, Delhi will witness partly cloudy sky, possibility of thunderstorm/duststorm with very light rain/drizzle accompanied by gusty winds (speed 25-35 kmph).

Orange Alert in Delhi Today

The weather department has issued an ‘orange’ alert for the city for today. It forecast that temperatures will decrease by 2°C to 3°C.

Delhi on Wednesday recorded India's highest-ever temperature when the mercury soared to 52.9 degrees Celsius at the city's Mungeshpur weather station, prompting the baffled weather dept officials to verify the readings as many areas in the city saw a dip in temperature. The IMD was examining the automatic weather station in the locality for possible errors in its sensors.
Meanwhile, the city's primary weather station Safdarjung observatory logged a maximum temperature of 46.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. 
Later in the day, light-intensity rain accompanied with gusty winds lashed several parts of Delhi, providing much-needed respite from the scorching heat.

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Relief Likely Soon

The IMD has predicted that severe heatwave conditions will continue to prevail in many parts of the country till June 1. The temperature will gradually see a dip over Northwest & Central India in the next 2–3 days, it added.

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"Heatwave to severe heat wave conditions at most places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, at many places in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh," the weather department said.

Heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are very likely in isolated pockets of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha on June 29 and 30 and isolated heat wave conditions on May 31 and June 1.

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"Warm night conditions at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh. Thunderstorm/lightning in isolated places in Uttarakhand accompanied by gusty winds (speed 40-50 KMPH)," it added.
 

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Published May 30th, 2024 at 09:56 IST