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After sizzling at 52.3°C, Delhi sees sudden weather change with light showers

At 2:30 pm, the Mungeshpur weather station in Delhi registered 52.3 degrees Celsius, which was India's hottest day ever

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 29th 2024 04:45 PM -- Updated: May 29th 2024 05:18 PM
After sizzling at 52.3°C, Delhi sees sudden weather change with light showers

After sizzling at 52.3°C, Delhi sees sudden weather change with light showers

Delhi weather update | In a dramatic turn of weather change, Delhi, which recently recorded its highest-ever temperature of 52.3°C, experienced a sudden weather change with light showers. 


This unexpected drizzle provided much-needed relief to the residents suffering from the highest temperature ever in India, hitting a scorching 52.3°C

At 2:30 pm, Delhi shattered records by recording the highest temperature ever in India, hitting a scorching 52.3°C at the Mungeshpur weather station in Delhi. 

This unprecedented heatwave has been confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), with the record temperature measured in Mungeshpur, a locality within the national capital.

 

Over the previous two days, severe heatwave temperatures have caused major problems for Delhi. The minimum temperature is slowly approaching 30 degrees, while the maximum temperature has been circling around 50 degrees.

As more and more people turned on their energy-intensive air conditioners during the heatwave, the nation's capital also recorded its all-time high power consumption of 8,302 megawatts (MW), according to electricity department authorities. 

According to the IMD, there will be extreme heatwave conditions for the next five days in certain areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana, as well as in West Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.
Parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat on Monday, and Jammu and Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday and Wednesday are also expected to experience heatwave conditions.
In response to the unrelenting heatwave, IMD has advised staying hydrated by drinking sufficient water, even if not thirsty, and consuming ORS and homemade drinks like lassi, Torani (rice water), lemon water, and buttermilk. They also recommend avoiding heat exposure, covering the head with a hat or umbrella, and wearing light-coloured, loose, and cotton clothes to stay safe. 



- With inputs from agencies

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