Delhi records heat waves for 4 consecutive days without rest until Tuesday

Delhi is hot and humid under heat waves, Mercury reaches 47 degrees in some parts

On Saturday, a fierce heat wave turned Delhi into a hot cauldron, pushing mercury to an unbearable height of 47.2 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur and 47 degrees Celsius in Najafgarh. Both are at least 7 notches higher than normal.

The highest temperature at the Safderjung Observatory, the base station in Delhi, was 44.2 degrees Celsius, five notches higher than usual, the highest temperature this season. Friday was 42.5 degrees Celsius.

In Delhi, mercury rose to 46.9 degrees Celsius at the sports complex, 46.4 degrees Celsius at Pitampla, 45.8 degrees Celsius at Jafarpool, and 45.4 degrees Celsius at Ridge and Ayanagar.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), all meteorological stations in the capital recorded heat wave days.

Weather forecasters predicted that the heat wave spell would worsen on Sunday. An “orange” alert was issued on Sunday to warn people about a serious heat wave.