Delhi burns @ 46 degree celsius, Ahmedabad hits half century

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New Delhi : What could have been worse for people out on roads during daytime? Scorching heat raising the bar above 46 degrees; several parts in the national capital recorded temperature reading above 45 degrees. 

"Areas of Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded respective maximums of 44, 45.4 and 45.4 degrees Celsius," said a MeT department official.

The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded to be 26 degree Celsius, which is normal for this time of the year. The humidity level oscillated between 56 per cent and 17 per cent.

Situation went worse in Ahmedabad which recorded hottest day in last 6 years with temperature soaring to above 50 degree Celsius.

The last time the city recorded the highest temperature was in 2010 at 46.8 degrees Celsius which killed nearly 50 people. It is likely that mercury will fall up to 2-3 degree Celsius post May 21.

People are advised to stay hydrated and stay in shades as much as possible. From 11 AM to 4 PM it is recommended that people stay under shelter and avoid roads.

Quick Reads:

  • Ahmedabad recorded hottest day in past 6 years, the temperature went up to 50 degree Celsius

  • Delhi also recorded scorching heat at 46 degree Celsius

  • The humidity level oscillated between 56 per cent and 17 per cent

  • People must avoid heat from 11AM to 4PM

  • No respite from heat to Ahmedabad before May 21.