Delhi Is 5 Degrees Hotter Than Usual

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Delhi Is 5 Degrees Hotter Than Usual

The pre-monsoon rains will be negligible this season leading to excessive heat in April and May.

New Delhi:  Summer has just begun, but Delhi has already witnessed the season's hottest morning on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.1 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average. The humidity level at 8.30am stood at 59 per cent.

The maximum temperature today is likely to be around 37 degrees Celsius as the day progresses.

"The sky was clear in the morning with no chances of rain so far," an India Meteorological Department official said.

It has been a rapid transition for the people of Delhi, who enjoyed an extended winter in the first half of March, but are now struggling with heat. Tuesday's maximum temperature settled at 36.7 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was 21.8 degrees Celsius, four above the season's average.

The India Meteorological Department has declared heat wave conditions in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. On Monday, Barmer in Rajasthan sizzled at 44 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperatures at few places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have already crossed 41 degrees Celsius. At nearly 40 degrees Celsius, Hyderabad was also one of the hottest places in Telangana on Monday. Malegaon in Maharashtra recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius the same day.

 The western Odisha town of Titlagarh recorded the maximum temperature of 43 degrees followed by Bolangir at 41 degrees and Hirakud at 40.8 degree Celsius. Capital city Bhubaneswar registered 34.4 degree Celsius, said the regional Met centre.

Pre-monsoon rains will be negligible this season, which may cause excessive heat in April and May, weather analysts had said on Tuesday.

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