No respite from heat wave in North India
The national capital will continue to sizzle on Friday as well, after recording the hottest day in 10 years in May on Thursday.
The maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to hover around 46 degrees Celsius on Friday, a day after Safdarjung recorded a maximum of 45.7 degrees – six degrees above normal.
The minimum temperature recorded at Safdarjung was also five degrees above average at 31.5 degree Celsius.
As per the Met department, heat wave is expected to intensify further today.
“The heat wave conditions will prevail over the city on Friday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 46 degrees Celsius,” an IMD official said.
The minimum temperature early Friday was three notches above average at 29.5 degrees Celsius, while the humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 37 percent.
North India and parts of West India are reeling under an intense heat wave due to the absence of western disturbances, coupled with strong and hot westerly winds. Apart from Delhi, among the states recording high temperatures include Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
The Met department has forecast a thunder storm in Jammu and Kashmir and neighbouring areas tomorrow, which could bring down day-time temperatures in the plains, including Delhi, by about two degree Celsius.
Next week, heat wave is expected to continue but the intensity will come down, said IMD officials.