At 42° C, Okhla sizzles on hottest April day in years
There is no respite from heat wave for Delhiites as the temperature on Sunday soared at 42 degrees Celsius, leaving residents high and dry.
With blistering heat wave sweeping across Delhi-NCR many residents preferred staying indoors and people on fast as Ramzan is going on had hard times.
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On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Delhi rose to 42.4 degrees Celsius. This was termed as the highest in April in five years. In Gurugram, the temperature even reached 45-degree mark, according to media reports.
This is for the first time in 72 years that Delhi has recorded such a high temperature in the first half of April, said the IMD.
It was on April 7 when the IMD official stated: “Heatwave will sweep across the region on Thursday. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 40 degrees Celsius.”
We are expecting that the temperature will be higher than normal in the entire northwest India and the adjoining central India, starting with Gujarat, Rajasthan and up to east Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.”