New Delhi: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi has been predicted to record a gradual rise in the maximum temperature, but there is no possibility of heat wave conditions in the next four to five days. Safdarjung Observatory, the primary meteorological center of the capital, recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal on Wednesday.
The maximum temperature is predicted to be around 39 degree Celsius. June started with a back to back Western Disturbance over Delhi, resulting in intermittent rains. The maximum temperature has remained well below the 40 degree mark so far this month.
According to the IMD, the Safdarjung observatory has not recorded any heat wave this year. This has happened for the first time since 2014.
Meteorologists have attributed the excess rainfall and below-normal temperatures this pre-monsoon season (March to May) to higher-than-normal Western Disturbances – weather systems that originate over the Mediterranean and bring unseasonal rains over northwest India brings
However, this does not mean that there will be no more heatwaves. Monsoon onset over Kerala has already been delayed and with meteorologists predicting slow progress beyond the southern peninsula due to Cyclone Biparjoy, temperatures in several parts of the country, including the national capital, are expected to remain above normal for a longer period. There is a possibility. ,
The IMD last month predicted a below-normal monsoon over northwest India, which means more dry and hot days.
According to the IMD, Delhi recorded the coldest May in 36 years, this time with the average maximum temperature coming down to 36.8 degrees Celsius due to excess rainfall.
The weather center recorded 13 heatwave days in the pre-monsoon season last year – nine in April and four in May. It saw just one heatwave day during this period in 2021, four in 2020 and one in 2019.
The heatwave threshold is met when the maximum temperature of a station reaches at least 40°C in plains, 37°C in coastal areas and 30°C in hilly areas and the departure from normal is at least 4.5°C.