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Delhi: Nights Stay Hot, Various Parts Of The City Continue to Witness 'Severe Heatwave' Reveals IMD

For the second day in a row, the national capital Delhi continues to witness ‘warmer nights’ as the minimum temperature continues to record 32.4 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees higher than the average on Saturday. This June marked the second highest temperature in the past six years. The minimum temperature on Friday was 33.3 […]

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For the second day in a row, the national capital Delhi continues to witness ‘warmer nights’ as the minimum temperature continues to record 32.4 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees higher than the average on Saturday.

This June marked the second highest temperature in the past six years. The minimum temperature on Friday was 33.3 degrees Celsius.

The nights remain warm, and during the day, a heatwave to severe heatwave was experienced at every station. It is for the seventh time, that the national capital continues to experience heatwave and is expected to continue until June 19.

Warm nights are expected to continue for the next few days, as minimum temperatures will continue to range from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius.

IMD data further reveals, that in Safdarjung, the temperature has increased to 44.6 degrees Celsius, which is six degrees above the average range. Besides Safdarjung, Ridge, Ayanagar, Pitampura, and Pusa stations also reported severe heatwave-like conditions.

Also, other areas of the city like Lodhi Road, Raj Ghat, Mayur Vihar, Jafarpur, Najafgarh and Palam continue to record maximum temperature in the range of 43-45 degrees celsius. Thus, creating heatwave-like conditions.

Meanwhile, the IMD has issued ‘orange alert’ from Sunday to Tuesday, as heatwave continues to prevail in various areas and for Thursday, yellow alert has been issued, predicting heatwave-conditions for the day. But on June 20, thunderstorms or lightening with very light rain might be witnessed.

What Constitutes ‘Warm Night’ As Per IMD 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), warm nights are typically recorded when both the maximum and minimum temperatures are 4.5 degrees or more above the normal threshold.

A heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature reaches 45 degrees Celsius or higher, and a severe heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature exceeds the normal threshold by 6.5 degrees celsius or more.

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