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Delhi at 52.3°C Recording India Highest Temperature Ever

Delhi at 52.3°C Recording India Highest Temperature Ever

New Delhi at 52.3°C Recording India Highest Temperature Ever, India – In a scorching development, a weather station in Delhi’s Mungeshpur region registered a staggering 52.3°C on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024. This marks the hottest temperature ever recorded in India, highlighting the severity of the ongoing heatwave gripping the nation’s capital and surrounding areas.

The unprecedented heatwave has caused a surge in power demand across Delhi, with residents desperately seeking relief through air conditioning. The city’s electricity department reported a record high of 8,302 megawatts (MW) as temperatures soared.

Beyond Delhi, other locations experienced extreme heat. Rajasthan’s Phalodi witnessed a scorching 51°C, while Sirsa in Haryana reached a discomforting 50.3°C. Even neighboring regions like Rajasthan felt the heat, with areas like Phalodi and Jodhpur recording temperatures exceeding 50°C.

Delhi at 52.3°C Recording India Highest Temperature Ever

However, there are tentative signs that the heatwave might be abating. Weather officials have observed a decrease in temperatures by up to 4°C in some southern Rajasthan districts. This decline is attributed to the influence of moist winds originating from the Arabian Sea.

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models, which utilize computer simulations to forecast future weather patterns, suggest a gradual northward shift in this cooling trend. This could bring much-needed respite from the scorching heatwave conditions in northwest India, possibly beginning as early as May 30th.

Furthermore, an influx of moist winds from the Bay of Bengal is anticipated to arrive from Thursday onwards, potentially leading to a further decline in peak temperatures across Uttar Pradesh.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What was the previous highest temperature recorded in India?

A: There is no official data available regarding the previous national high temperature record.

Q: What are the dangers of such extreme heatwaves?

A: Extreme heat can lead to heatstroke, dehydration, and worsening of pre-existing health conditions. It can also put a strain on power grids and infrastructure.

Q: What precautions can be taken to stay safe during a heatwave?

A: Staying hydrated, limiting strenuous activity during peak heat hours, and wearing loose, protective clothing are all crucial measures to ensure safety during a heatwave.

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