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New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that severe heatwave conditions are expected to continue over the national capital and has issued an orange alert for Sunday (April 10, 2022).

Delhi recorded a temperature of 42.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday, the hottest day in five years.

 

According to the IMD, this is the first time in 72 years that Delhi has recorded such a high temperature in the first half of April.

The Meteorological Department also told that Heat wave likely to intensify , The IMD said that the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung observatory may touch the 42-degree mark on Saturday. There may be some respite from the scorching heat due to cloudy sky from Tuesday.

 

An official said, “The frequency of intense heat conditions will be higher in April as compared to March. We expect heatwave conditions to continue in some parts till April 15.”

Heat wave conditions have been prevailing in some parts of the national capital since last week with the maximum temperature hovering above 40 degrees Celsius.

 

Similarly, neighboring Gurugram recorded a maximum temperature of 44.5 degrees Celsius, which was 10 degrees above the average. The highest ever recorded maximum temperature was 44.8 degree Celsius in Gurugram on April 28, 1979. The maximum temperature in Haryana’s Faridabad was 45.2 degrees Celsius.

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