Delhiites to experience heatwave conditions for four consecutive days

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Delhiites to experience heatwave conditions for four consecutive days

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The national capital witnessed temperatures soaring above 45 degrees celsius, with the maximum being recorded at 46.6 degrees celsius at north west Delhi’s Narela, seven notches above the season's average.Despite some relief in between, Delhiites, who are grappling with unprecedented summer heat, will experience heatwave conditions in the city for four consecutive days.

Located on the border of Haryana, both Narela and Najafgarh take the first blows of hot air coming from Rajasthan. These two areas, along with Mungeshpur, have been recording temperatures above 45 degrees celsius. Najafgarh recorded the maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees celsius, six degrees above the season’s average during this period. The data for Mungeshpur has not been available on the IMD website following the department’s claim that the sensors are faulty in the weather station.

The IMD predicted partly cloudy sky, heat wave conditions and strong surface winds occasionally gusty in Delhi. The Safdarjung station, considered as a parameter for the whole of Delhi, recorded a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees Celsius, 3.5 notches above the season's average. The minimum temperature settled at 28.6 degrees celsius, one degree above the normal. Humidity level recorded at 5:30 pm stood at 20 per cent. The heat index stood at 42.3 degrees celsius in the city with westerly winds blowing at 11.1 kmph.While Pusa recorded maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees celsius, maximum temperature at Jafarpur stood at 44.9 degrees celsius, Ayanagar stood at 44.7 degrees celsius, Lodi Road stood at 43.8 degrees celsius, Palam stood at 44.1 degrees celsius, Ridge stood at 44.6 degrees celsius, Pitampura stood at 45.7 degrees celsius, Pragati Maidan stood at 43.1 degrees celsius, Rajghat stood at 43.1 degrees celsius, and Salwan Public school stood at 43.3 degrees celsius

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was recorded in the "moderate" category with a reading of 108 at 7 pm, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe".

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