Delhi Heat Breaks 72-Year Record, Respite Expected After 5-Day-Long Heatwave

People of northwest India may get some respite from severe heatwave conditions from Tuesday, 12 April.

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Delhi Heat Breaks 72-Year Record, Respite Expected After 5-Day-Long Heatwave
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In the last 72 years, the temperatures in Delhi have never soared this high in the first week of April. The mercury hit 42.6 degrees Celsius on Monday, 11 April, as the city continues to face a heatwave for the sixth consecutive day.

The ongoing heatwave in the city has already been going on for five days in April itself and is likely to continue for the sixth day as well. But some respite is expected with pre-monsoon shower spells epxcted soon.

"Major spell of heatwave is over," RK Jenamani, DGM, IMD told ANI.

There is an increased presence of clouds over Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan a temperature fall of 2-3°C is expected according to IMD.

"Delhi will have wind & cloud conditions. Predicted western disturbance is already showing effects over north-western India."
RK Jenamani, DGM, IMD as told to ANI

Heat Wave conditions to severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets are expected in Haryana-Delhi & Punjab on 12 April.

However, this is likely to change Wednesday onwards. "A fresh Western Disturbance is likely to affect the western Himalayan region from the night of 12 April, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

Under its influence, maximum temperatures are very likely to fall by 2-3°C over many parts of northwest India from 12 April. Consequently, intensity and distribution of the heat wave conditions over the plains of Northwest India is very likely to reduce from 12 April 2022, according to IMD.


But if you are wondering why is it already so hot in April, then you should watch our quick explainer on heatwaves right here:

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