Najafgarh in South West Delhi Records Season’s Highest Temperature at 46 Degrees Celsius


South West Delhi’s Najafgarh experienced scorching heat as the temperature soared to 46 degrees Celsius on Sunday, marking the highest maximum temperature of the season, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Other parts of the national capital also witnessed extremely high temperatures, with Narela and Pitampura recording 45 degrees Celsius, and Ayanagar witnessing 44 degrees Celsius. Palam in Delhi reached 43.8 degrees Celsius, as reported by the IMD.

Just a few days earlier, the IMD had stated that no heatwave conditions were expected in Delhi, but temperatures would remain around 40 degrees Celsius for the next seven days. Kuldeep Srivastava, the Regional Head of IMD Delhi, explained that the less severe heatwave conditions in the first half of May were attributed to Western disturbances impacting parts of northwest India. With another western disturbance approaching the region, heatwave conditions were not expected for the next week, although temperatures would remain high.

Srivastava further highlighted the prevalence of dust-raising winds in Haryana, South Haryana, Delhi NCR, Western Uttar Pradesh, and North-East Rajasthan. These winds were attributed to the passage of a western disturbance and the high temperatures experienced over the past week, mostly exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. The dry atmosphere and loose soil due to the hot weather facilitated winds of 40-45 kmph, causing dust to be raised from the surface and spread up to a height of 1-2 km.

The intense heatwave conditions in Delhi and the surrounding regions have significant implications for the residents. High temperatures pose risks to human health, leading to heat-related illnesses and discomfort. The IMD’s warnings and updates on temperature patterns are crucial for people to take necessary precautions and stay hydrated during such extreme weather conditions. Authorities and civic agencies should also be prepared to provide adequate measures and resources to mitigate the impacts of heatwaves and dust storms.

As the summer season progresses, it becomes increasingly important for individuals to protect themselves from the heat and follow guidelines provided by health authorities. This includes staying hydrated, avoiding unnecessary outdoor activities during peak heat hours, wearing lightweight and breathable clothing, and seeking shade or air-conditioned environments whenever possible. The well-being and safety of the public should be a priority, particularly in regions experiencing extreme temperatures like Najafgarh and other parts of Delhi.


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