In Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar, the mercury reached 48.1 degree Celsius on Friday. The temperature has also reached 47 degree Celsius in areas like Bikaner, Churu of Rajasthan. Talking about UP, the hottest city was Agra, where the mercury has touched 45.5 degrees. The mercury in Ajmer was 45.2 degrees. The temperature in Delhi’s Najafgarh has crossed 46 degrees.
According to the Meteorological Department, there was a severe heat wave in many areas of Delhi on Friday.
The temperature in Najafgarh reached 46.1 degrees. The temperatures in Jafarpur and Mangeshpur were also recorded at 45.6 degrees and 45.4 degrees, which were six degrees above normal. Similar situation prevailed in Pitampura and the mercury reached 44.7 degree Celsius.
The temperature at Safdarjung Observatory was recorded at 42.5 degrees Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department says that it has issued a warning of severe heat in many areas of Delhi on Saturday and has issued an orange alert for this. While a yellow alert has been issued for Sunday. IMD issues four types of alerts according to the weather. In this, there is no warning in green, caution in yellow, being prepared for emergency in orange and taking steps under red alert.
The temperature in Safdarjung on Saturday is expected to be around 44 degrees. Whereas in many areas of Delhi, the mercury is expected to reach 47 degrees tomorrow. However, due to clouds, Delhiites can get some relief next week. This is the fifth round of heatwave. After one in March, three in April, Delhi is facing the fifth severe heat in the summer season.
Due to negligible rain in the last 1-2 months in Delhi, April has broken all the records of summer. Delhi is experiencing the second worst heat wave since April 1951. The average temperature in April is 40.2 degrees.