Heat wave likely to sweep Delhi for the next one week. The mercury rose by a few notches on Thursday morning in the national capital to settle at 26.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to hit 44 degrees Celsius later in the day, according to the MeT office.
“Heat wave conditions are expected in some pockets of the city with temperature soaring up to 44 degrees,” an official said.
The minimum temperature settled at 26.8 degrees Celsius while the relative humidity was recorded at 41 per cent, a MeT department official said.
The weatherman has forecast heat wave conditions for the next seven days.
Delhi had recorded a high of 43.1 degrees Celsius and a low of 23.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
Heatwave also gripped parts of Rajasthan with mercury touching the season's highest at 47.3 degrees Celsius in Churu, four notches above average. Normal life was affected as heatwave swept through parts of western and eastern parts of the state.
The maximum temperature in Bikaner and Ganganagar was recorded at 46.8 degree Celsius and IT crossed the 45-degree Celsius mark in Jaisalmer, Kota and Barmer.
In Maharashtra's Nagpur city, mercury touched 46 degrees Celsius. In Chandrapur town in Vidharbha region, the maximum temperature was recorded at 48 degrees Celsius.
Narnaul sweltered at 46.2 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, as blistering heat swept Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday. Bhiwani, Hisar, Karnal and Ambala also recorded season's hottest day so far at 44.4 degrees Celsius, 43.6 degrees, 43 degrees and 42.9 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, too recorded season's hottest day so far at 42.4 degrees Celsius, up three notches against normal limits.
Telangana continued to swelter with Adilabad district recording the highest maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius for the second day in a row.