Delhi Heatwave breaks 72-year record as temperatures rise in early April

Delhi Heatwave breaks 72-year record as temperatures rise in early April

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees on Monday, the highest in April in 5 years

New Delhi:

Delhi is likely to hit a heat wave today for the sixth consecutive day, as the weather department predicted that the maximum temperature for the day is expected to be around 42 degrees Celsius.

People in Delhi woke up from a hot morning with the minimum temperature going at 22.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees above the season average.

The relative humidity in the morning was 25 percent, an IMD official said.

The minimum temperature recorded today was 22.5 degrees Celsius.

With the onset of a stifling heat wave, Delhi on Monday recorded a maximum temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius, the highest in April in five years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

It is also the first time in 72 years that Delhi has recorded such a high temperature in the first half of April, the weather department said.

The capital has so far recorded five heatwave days in April this year. It had recorded six such days in April 2017, IMD data showed.

Cloudy conditions will bring light relief from the scorching heat today.

The capital had recorded a maximum temperature of 43.2 degrees Celsius on April 21, 2017.

The highest maximum temperature for the month on April 29, 1941 was 45.6 degrees Celsius.

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