A heat wave warning has been issued for Delhi and the surrounding areas for Monday, as maximum temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius in various parts of the capital. The India Meteorological Department announced that “four stations in Delhi reported a maximum temperature of 45 degrees Celsius or slightly higher today,” adding that such temperatures were recorded for the first time on this day. Najafgarh set a new high-temperature record of 46.3 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
The weather service states that “when the actual maximum temperature reaches 45 degrees Celsius or more for two consecutive days, then a heat wave is declared over the station on the second day.” On Monday, the sky will be partially cloudy with high temperatures in isolated locations. During the day, the meteorological service predicts high surface winds of 25-35 kilometers per hour.
Officials predict that a new western disturbance will bring relief from the hot weather beginning May 24, with light rain and gloomy weather anticipated for three to four days. On Saturday, the minimum temperature in the national capital was 23.2 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 40.4 degrees.