Published: Mon, April 03, 2017
World News | By Cecilia Wilkerson

Heat wave sweeps 10 states; Delhi touches 38 degrees C

Heat wave sweeps 10 states; Delhi touches 38 degrees C

Friday's maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded five notches above the season's average at 38.6 and 23.3 degrees Celsius respectively.

The lowest minimum temperature in the state was 18.3 degrees Celsius recorded in Rae Bareli.

Bhira village in Raigad district, adjoining Mumbai notched a staggering 47 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, but IMD officials suspect a glitch in the temperature recording instruments. Dehradun continued to singe as the temperature climbed to 35.8 degrees Celsius, another record.

With March yet to end, nine states across peninsular India's northwest, west, central and north are sizzling under the heatwave conditions, with maximum temperature hovering above 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

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"The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 38 and 22 degrees Celsius", the MeT department said.

Heat wave like conditions are prevailing in several states with the weather forecasters predicting a "mild heat wave" in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

In Haryana, Narnaul sizzled at 42 degrees Celsius.

As per current trend, maximum temperature in Nagpur, Maharashtra, is expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius by April 1, which at present is 42 degrees.

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The Palam observatory registered a high of 39.3 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal, the official said. In most parts of the state, the maximum temperature was in the 40-43 degrees range.

Kolkata witnessed a fall in day temperature today and was pleasant at 33.4 degrees Celsius, which is two notches below average, the weatherman said. Even at places where the temperature is above 40-41 degree Celsius, conditions will remain the same.

The maximum temperature in the winter capital Jammu increased by a degree to settle at 34.1 degrees Celsius which is five degrees above normal, officials said.

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