IMD issues yellow alert in Delhi as maximum temperature stays above 45 degrees

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for Delhi amid the rise in the maximum temperature. On Monday, the maximum temperature settled at 46.4 degrees, five notches above normal, at Najafgarh.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, warning of heatwave conditions at isolated places in the capital on Tuesday. (Representational Image)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The maximum temperature in Delhi once again crossed 45 degrees Celsius
  • A yellow alert has been issued in the state by the weather department
  • The western disturbances are expected to bring some respite on weekend in Delhi

Once again, Delhi is reeling under the wrath of the heatwave with a maximum temperature crossing the 45 degrees Celsius mark in the daytime. On Monday, several parts of the national capital recorded high temperatures.

The maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s base station, reached 43.5 degrees Celsius against 44.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday, whereas Najafgarh became the hottest place at 46.4 degrees Celsius.

Areas such as the Sports Complex, Pitampura, and Jafarpur recorded the maximum temperatures of 46.1 degrees Celsius, 45.8 degrees Celsius and 46 degrees Celsius, respectively.

YELLOW ALERT IN DELHI

Keeping in mind the gradual jump in the mercury level, the Met Office has issued a yellow alert, warning of heatwave conditions at isolated places in the capital on Tuesday.

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Several places in Delhi are expected to face the scorching heat on Tuesday.

For the unversed, a yellow alert means that residents are advised to watch out for the weather and stay updated with the latest reports.

Amid the yellow alert, residents are advised to stay indoors and step out, if necessary. One should cover one’s head and face before stepping out. One should stay hydrated.

RESPITE ON WEEKEND

While Delhi is currently facing the wrath of the heat waves, the western disturbance may bring some relief on the weekend. The weather department has predicted rainfall-like conditions from June 12.

As per PTI, Mahesh Palawat, vice-president (climate change and meteorology), Skymet Weather said that a fresh western disturbance may induce a cyclonic circulation which would lead to intermittent pre-monsoon activity in several places, including Delhi.

The maximum temperature in the capital may drop to 40-41 degrees Celsius by Friday.

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