Weather in Delhi today: Heatwave conditions remain forecast, IMD issues an orange alert

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For the second day in a row, heatwave conditions remain predicted for Delhi on Friday with the maximum temperature likely to be 44 degrees Celsius, slightly above the 43.5 degrees recorded on Thursday.

The IMD alert for Delhi on Friday is “orange”, indicating an intense heat alert for the day. He warns of an increased likelihood of heat-illness symptoms in people exposed to the sun for a long time. The ongoing heat wave could continue until May 2, according to IMD forecasts.

Forecasts released Friday morning indicate heatwave conditions in many places and severe heatwaves in isolated areas. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), strong winds of around 40 to 50 km/h are likely in the evening or at night.

The minimum temperature, usually recorded at night, was also above normal for the past 24 hours at 25.8 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal for this time of year.

Parts of northwestern, central and eastern India have been in the throes of a heat wave since April 27. Parts of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Odisha recorded heat wave conditions on Thursday. . The spell is expected to continue over northwest and central India over the next five days, and over eastern India over the next two days, before easing, according to the IMD bulletin. released Friday morning. The maximum temperature in northwest India could rise by two degrees in the next 24 hours, he said.

With a western disturbance affecting parts of northwest India, dust storms are forecast for Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on April 30. With strong winds favorable for dust, the AQI is likely to remain in the ‘poor’ category on Friday and Saturday, according to the Air Quality Early Warning System. The air quality index (AQI) on Thursday was 295, in the “poor” category, with PM10 as the main pollutant.

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