New Delhi, June 7 (Post Bureau)- The maximum temperature in Delhi is gradually increasing but there is no chance of heat wave for the next four to five days. India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information.
The Safdarjung Observatory, the main weather center in the national capital, recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which is two notches below the normal.
The maximum temperature is likely to be around 39 degrees Celsius. Delhi was not as hot as it used to be in early June due to intermittent rains from back-to-back Western Disturbances. The maximum temperature so far this month has been below 40 degrees.
According to the IMD, the Safdarjung Observatory has not recorded any heat wave conditions so far this year. This has happened for the first time since 2014.
Meteorologists have attributed the heavy rainfall and below-normal temperatures in this pre-monsoon season (March to May) to general western disturbances. This weather system originates in the Mediterranean region and causes unseasonal rains in northwest India.
However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be another heat wave. Monsoon has already started late in Kerala and meteorologists have predicted slow progress of monsoon outside the southern peninsula due to cyclonic storm Biparajoy and above normal temperatures are expected in several parts of the country including the national capital. .
The IMD predicted a normal or below-normal monsoon in northwest India last month, which means drier and hotter days.
According to the IMD, for the first time in 36 years, the month of May was recorded as extremely hot in Delhi. This time, due to heavy rainfall, the maximum temperature dropped to an average of 36.8 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Center recorded 13 days of heatwave conditions between April 9 and May 4 in the pre-monsoon season last year. In 2021, there was only one heatwave day during this period, four in 2020 and one in 2019.
Heat wave conditions occur when the maximum temperature at a weather station reaches at least 40 degrees Celsius in plains, 37 degrees in coastal areas and 30 degrees in hills and is at least 4.5 degrees above normal. is