Delhi registers second hottest April in over 70 years
New Delhi : Heatwave is hitting hard on the Northern India, Delhi recorded the second hottest April month in last 72 years as the average monthly maximum temperature remained at 40.2 degrees, said IMD. Before this such temperatures were recorded in the national capital in 2010.
Earlier, IMD had said that the heatwave is likely to continue for a couple of more days.
The absence of periodic rainfall and thunderstorm has left the national capital with multiple heatwaves in the April month. Barring April 21, when the maximum temperature settled at 35.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi recorded above-normal maximum temperature on all other days.
The highest temperatures were recorded on April 28 and April 29 at 43.5 degrees. On April 18, 2010, Delhi had recorded a high temperature of 45.6 degrees Celsius, and before that such high temperature was recorded on April 29, 1941.
It is expected that the temperature will now drop after May 2, when rain and thunderstorms are expected to bring some respite.
The heatwave is being experienced in majority of places located in North-Western part of India.