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25 Days Of Severe Heat So Far This Summer In Delhi, Highest In 10 Years

Delhi has seen six heatwave spells this summer season (File)

New Delhi:

Delhi has recorded a most temperature of 42 levels Celsius and above on 25 days up to now this summer season season, the best variety of such days since 2012, in response to India Meteorological Department (IMD) information.

In 2012, the town recorded a most temperature of 42 levels Celsius or above on 30 days. The variety of such days was 35 in 2010, the best within the 1951-2022 interval, the info confirmed.

The capital noticed six such days final yr and three in 2020, the bottom since 1997 when solely two such days have been recorded.

Delhi recorded a most temperature of 42 levels Celsius and above on 16 days in 2019, 19 days in 2018, 15 days every in 2017 and 2016, 18 days in 2015, 15 days in 2014 and 17 days in 2013.

Delhi didn’t witness any such day in 1953, 1954 and 1971, the info confirmed.

Summer arrived early in India this yr, as brutal heatwaves scorched elements of the nation in March and April amid scanty rains and feeble western disturbances.

Delhi recorded its second hottest April this yr since 1951 with a month-to-month common most temperature of 40.2 levels Celsius.

The metropolis has seen six heatwave spells this summer season, the deadliest being in mid-May when the utmost temperature soared to 49 levels Celsius at some locations.

The newest heatwave spell started on June 2 amid the absence of sturdy western disturbances and an onslaught of sizzling and dry westerly winds.

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