Scorching heat in Delhi as mercury soars up to 49 degrees in some parts
New Delhi : People in Delhi had to face the heat with mercury touching 49 degrees in some parts of the national capital on Sunday. 49.1 degrees were recorded at Najafgarh in southwest part of the city, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Gurugram in Haryana also witnessed a scalding temperature of 48.1 degrees Celsius, the highest since May 10, 1966. The temperature recorded at the Najafgarh observatory was five degrees above the normal, the IMD said.
Pre-monsoon dust storm and thunderstorm are likely to give some relief to people residing in Delhi and NCR region.
Before this, Delhi had recorded hottest April in 1951 with a maximum temperature of 40.2 degrees as the monthly average.