NEW DELHI: Delhi saw heatwave conditions in isolated places on Sunday after a gap of three days.
Heatwave conditions are likely to sear Delhi from June 10-13 and the maximum temperature is predicted to rise to 45 degrees Celsius. A few outer Delhi stations may record even higher temperatures.
India Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert from June 10-13.
IMD’s data shows that the maximum temperature was recorded at 42.5 degrees, three degrees above normal, at Safdarjung, which is the city’s base station. It was 1.1 degrees higher than Saturday’s maximum.
No heatwave conditions were recorded at Safdarjung on Sunday, but Narela, Najafgarh, Pitampura and Sports Complex in CWG village near Akshardham reeled under a heatwave.
The maximum temperature reported at Palam was 43.5, Lodhi Road 43, Ridge 43.7, Ayanagar 43.9, Najafgarh 45.5, Narela 45.7, Pitampura 44.8, Pusa 44.1, Sports Complex 44.8, and Raj Ghat 42.4.
The minimum temperature was 27.4 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity oscillated between 16% and 61%. The heat index was 41.5 degrees Celsius.
“The day temperature is likely to rise to 44 and 45 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, leading to heatwave conditions at some places. Due to dry and warm winds from Rajasthan and clear skies, the mercury is predicted to remain higher than normal temperatures over the next few days,” a Met official said.
Parts of Delhi were under a grip for 12 consecutive heatwave days till June 6. However, very light rain, cloudy skies and a change in wind direction to easterly caused a dip in temperature and brought respite.
The IMD calls a heatwave day when the maximum is 4.5 degrees and more above normal temperature and the maximum is at least 40 degrees Celsius. A heatwave is also considered if maximum temperature touches 45 degrees Celsius.