Delhi is likely to experience a hot and dusty day on Wednesday. According to IMD, the maximum temperatures set to go up to 42 degrees Celsius.
A day prior, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 41.7 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung observatory. The minimum temperature was 28.6°C. Strong winds of about 30 kmph speed are likely during the day time till Friday. While, the maximum temperature will be around 41 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature may also rise to 30 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, as per the IMD. Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre “We have a forecast of the temperatures rising further on Wednesday and reaching around 42°C. But after June 12, the temperature will start dropping and we are expecting it to go below 40°C.” IMD officials said in the heatwave days there can be a maximum temperature crossing 40°C, and when the day temperature exceeds the region’s normal maximum temperature by 4.5°C. A severe heatwave is declared when there is a departure of 6.5°C or more from normal temperatures.
IMD also said that dust carrying winds from Rajasthan and Haryana will continue to blow over the city, which will keep the pollution levels high.