A number of elements of the nationwide capital recorded their most temperature above the 42-degree mark, with Sports activities Advanced being the warmest place within the metropolis at 43.1 levels Celsius.
Partly cloudy climate resulting from a Western Disturbance over Afghanistan had supplied some aid from a protracted heatwave spell in northwest India. Nevertheless, one other punishing heatwave is within the offing, a Meteorological Division official mentioned.
The utmost temperature might even soar to 46 levels Celsius in elements of Delhi, he mentioned.
A yellow alert warning of a heatwave spell within the nationwide capital beginning April 28 has been issued.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) makes use of 4 color codes for climate warnings — inexperienced (no motion wanted), yellow (watch and keep up to date), orange (be ready) and pink (take motion) The town has recorded eight heatwave days in April this yr, the utmost since 11 such days witnessed within the month in 2010.
For the plains, a heatwave is asserted when the utmost temperature is over 40 levels Celsius and at the least 4.5 notches above regular.
A extreme heatwave is asserted if the departure from regular temperature is greater than 6.4 notches, in accordance with the IMD.
India recorded its warmest March in 122 years with a extreme heatwave scorching giant swathes of the nation in the course of the month.