Narela, Najafgarh record 45 degrees Celsius temperature

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Narela, Najafgarh record 45 degrees Celsius temperature

Monday, 10 June 2024 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Temperatures soared above 45 degrees celsius in the national Capital, with the maximum being recorded at 45.7 degrees celsius at north west Delhi’s Narela, six notches above the season's average.

Both Narela and Najafgarh, which border the state of Haryana and take the first blows of hot air coming from Rajasthan, recorded temperatures above 45 degrees celsius. Najafgarh recorded the maximum temperature of 45.5 degrees celsius, five degrees above the season’s average during this period.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted ‘mainly clear sky with strong surface winds’ in Delhi on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath for a third straight term. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan at 7.15 pm. The Safdarjung station, considered as a parameter for the whole of Delhi, recorded a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees Celsius, 2.5 notches above the season's average.

While Pusa recorded maximum temperature of 44.1 degrees celsius, maximum temperature at Jafarpur stood at 43.7 degrees celsius, Ayanagar stood at 43.9 degrees celsius, Lodi Road stood at 43 degrees celsius, Palam stood at 43.5 degrees celsius, Ridge stood at 43.7 degrees celsius, Pitampura stood at 43.8 degrees celsius, Pragati Maidan stood at 42.4 degrees celsius, Rajghat stood at 42.4 degrees celsius, Salman Public school stood at 42.4 degrees celsius and Pusa stood at 44.1 degrees celsius.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the humidity level at 5.30 pm was at 16 per cent. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of the national capital was recorded in the "moderate" category with a reading of 181 at 6 pm, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. The next four days the city will witness heatwave conditions again, with maximum temperature hovering around 45 degrees celsius.

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