Severe Heatwave Grips North-West India; Delhi’s Najafgarh Records 47.8 Degrees Celsius.

May 19, 2024 8:39 PM.

Severe Heatwave continued to grip North-West India as Najafgarh in Delhi recorded 47.8 degrees Celsius highest in the country today. Mungeshpur and Pitampura also sizzled at 47.7 degrees Celsius and 47 degrees Celsius.

However, most of the areas in the national capital registered maximum temperatures in the range of 45-47 degrees Celsius, which is four to six degrees above the normal range.

According to the IMD, most areas in Delhi were hotter as compared to cities in neighbouring Rajasthan, a state which has the Thar Desert and is known for having temperatures breaching the 50-degree Celsius mark.

In neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Agra recorded the second-highest temperature at 47.7 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the IMD has issued a red alert for Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and West Rajasthan and an orange alert for East Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar due to the heatwave conditions.

The weather agency said heatwave to severe heatwave conditions are very likely in many pockets in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Delhi till Wednesday.