New Delhi (NewsReach) : Tuesday was the hottest day of the season in Delhi. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 39.2 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department has said that the mercury will rise further in the coming days. According to the department, the maximum temperature at Safdarjung Meteorological Center was recorded at 39.2 degrees Celsius, which is seven degrees above the average.
At the same time, the minimum temperature was 18.8 degrees Celsius, which is one degree above normal. The mercury recorded at Safdarjung is considered the official temperature of the city. The relative humidity level ranged between 79 per cent and 14 per cent. The maximum mercury settled at 40 degrees Celsius at many places in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
Narela recorded a maximum temperature of 41.7 degrees Celsius, which is 10 degrees above normal. The maximum temperature at Palam Meteorological Center was 39.3, Lodhi Road 40.1, Ridge 40.2, Gurugram 40.8, Ayanagar 40.2, Najafgarh 40.6, Pitampura 41.1 and Sports Complex 41.5 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department has expressed the possibility of severe heat at some places of Delhi for the next three days. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 40 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature around 20 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
The heat has increased in Delhi due to less rain in March. According to department officials, March receives an average of 15.9 mm of rain. On March 30 last year, the city’s maximum temperature was recorded at 40.1 degrees Celsius, the highest in at least 13 years this month.
The maximum temperature on Monday was 39.1 degrees Celsius, which is seven degrees above the season’s average. Delhi’s air quality level on Tuesday was recorded at 274, which falls in the poor category.
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