Amid Severe Heatwave, Delhi's Maximum Temperature Settles at 41.1 Degrees

Parts of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh had hit 49 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

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Amid the ongoing heatwave in various parts of India, Delhi's maximum temperature settled at 41.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, 17 May, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the weather department's website, the departure from normal was of one degree Celsius.

Earlier in the day, The Weather Channel predicted that temperatures in Delhi were likely to range from a maximum of 41 degrees Celsius to a minimum of 29 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

According to the IMD, the actual minimum temperature recorded on Tuesday was 27.5 degrees Celsius.

The IMD had also predicted the possibility of a dust storm or thunderstorm occurring in the national capital.

Parts of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh had hit 49 degrees Celsius on Sunday and then went considerably lower to 42 degrees Celsius the next day.


West Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi had registered the highest temperature of 45 degree Celsius on Monday, which is predicted to be 43 degree Celsius today, as per The Weather Channel.

Thunderstorms or dust storms with gusty winds are also expected to occur at isolated regions of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Haryana, reported The Weather Channel.

The Banda district of Uttar Pradesh had recorded a high temperature of 49 degree Celsius, while Southwest Delhi's Najafgarh and Northwest Delhi's Mungeshpur recorded 49.1 and 49.2 degrees Celsius respectively on Sunday.

Banda will record maximum 44 and minimum 29 degree Celsius, while Najafgarh and Mungeshpur may touch a maximum of 41 and 43 degree Celsius respectively today.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also took to Twitter to make people aware about heat stroke, the signs and symptoms, caused as the ongoing heatwave affects more and more people every day.

"Heavy rain is expected (today) over southeastern Meghalaya, northeastern Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, southwestern Karnataka and northwestern Kerala," The Weather Channel said on Tuesday.

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