Delhi Recorded Season’s Hottest Day With 47.4 Degrees Celsius

Delhi Recorded Season’s Hottest Day With 47.4 Degrees Celsius

NEW DELHI, May 18 (NNN-PTI) – The Indian capital city recorded the season’s hottest day yesterday, with the mercury soaring to 47.4 degrees Celsius, confirmed the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The Najafgarh area in south-west Delhi recorded the highest temperature of 47.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Mungeshpur area at 46.5 degrees Celsius, Aya Nagar at 46.2 degrees Celsius, Jafarpur at 45.9 degrees Celsius, Palam at 45.1 degrees Celsius, Ridge at 45 degrees Celsius and the Lodhi Road area at 43.8 degrees Celsius.

The areas adjacent to Delhi also recorded unbearable heat wave, with Noida at 45.2 degrees Celsius and Gurugram at 44.6 degrees Celsius.

In a statement, the IMD said that, the heat wave conditions would prevail in Delhi and surrounding areas for the next couple of days.

An online media report by “India Today” quoted IMD’s senior scientist, Naresh Kumar, as saying that, the heat wave is likely to peak today.

Meanwhile, amid the heat wave, fire incidents were reported from as many as four places across the Indian capital. Firefighting and rescue works were in progress at all three places. No human injury or casualty was reported yet.

In another similar incident, fire was suspected in the air-conditioning unit of an Air India flight, which took off from Delhi for the southern city of Bengaluru, following which the flight returned to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport.

There were nearly 175 passengers on the flight, which landed safely with no human injury or casualty.– NNN-PTI  


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