Delhi- Second hottest April recorded in 72 years in Delhi

Delhi- The heat in Delhi in April set a record. Recorded the second hottest April in 72 years, according to the Meteorological Department (IMD). The average monthly maximum temperature recorded so far in April is 40.2 degrees Celsius. The meteorological department said in some areas of Delhi already facing a severe heat wave, the mercury could reach 46 degrees Celsius on Friday.

Thursday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 43.5 degrees Celsius, the highest April temperature in 12 years. The maximum temperature in the nation’s capital was recorded at 43.7 degrees Celsius on April 18, 2010. The highest temperature ever recorded in Delhi in the month of April was 45.6 degrees Celsius on April 29, 1941.

Senior Scientist RK Jenamani said: “The temperature at Safdarjung Observatory is likely to rise by 0.5 to 1 degree on Friday. In some places it may even reach 46 degrees Celsius.” He said Haryana, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are expected to record the highest temperature on Friday.

Genamani said there was a possibility of light rain and thunderstorms in Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana between May 2-4. The maximum temperature can be recorded between 36 and 39 degrees Celsius. The IMD issued an “orange alert” in many parts of Delhi on Friday and Saturday, warning people of the severe heat wave. The weather service issues four color alerts for weather warnings. “Green Alert” (no action required), “Yellow Alert” (keep an eye on the situation), “Orange Alert” (be prepared to deal with the situation) and “Red Alert” (take action to deal with the situation).

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