Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.9 degrees on Monday, which is the highest temperature so far this year. In the coming week, the mercury could reach 40 degrees Celsius in many areas of the national capital.
New Delhi: After the cold caused by the rains in Delhi, now the heat has started to intensify. The weather will become completely hot in the coming 6 to 7 days. In some places people are already running coolers and ACs.
The national capital is likely to witness prolonged dry weather conditions due to which the mercury may touch 40 degree Celsius in many areas of Delhi in the coming week. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.9 degrees on Monday, which is the highest temperature so far this year.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasts that April to June may see above-normal temperatures and an unusually high heatwave days. IMD's regional centre head Kuldeep Srivastava said, "Dry weather is forecast for at least a week in Delhi. In the absence of western disturbances, the maximum temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees on April 15-16. Anshka' doesn't seem to be there.
Heatwave will end in April
Significantly, 'Loo' is declared when the maximum temperature is 40 degrees in the plains, 37 degrees in the coastal and 30 degrees in the hilly areas and is at least 4.5 degrees above normal. Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of Skymet, said that the city is not likely to witness any pre-monsoon activity for the next 10 days due to which the temperature may see a rise. "Heat wave-like conditions are likely to prevail towards the end of April," he said.