Even before the arrival of summer, the heat has started pouring down in North India. On March 30, the maximum temperature reached 41 degrees Celsius in some areas of Delhi. According to the Meteorological Department, heatwave conditions will continue in western and central India for the next few days.
The Meteorological Department said, “The heatwave is likely to continue over Central and West India for the next 4-5 days and the intensity of heatwave will decrease over North-West India during April 1-3.”
According to the report of The New Indian Express, eight weather stations in Delhi recorded their maximum temperature above 40 degrees Celsius. Narela recorded 41.7 degrees Celsius, Pitampura 41.4 degrees Celsius and Sports Complex stations recorded 41.5 degrees Celsius.
This has been the hottest day of March in Delhi in the last fifty years. In 1973, temperature was recorded at 39.6 degrees Celsius in March, while in March last year the temperature reached 40.1 degrees Celsius in Delhi.
The report quoted non-profit green think tank Climate Trends as saying that the second half of March has seen an increase in maximum temperatures in the last three years.