New Delhi: as of Monday, on the day of Holi 2021, Delhi reported the maximum temperature in march in 76 years. A hot temperature of 40.1 degrees was experienced, which was the hottest day in the last 76 years in the month of March, the Indian meteorological department said on Monday. Hence, the Delhi temperature on Holi was quite remarkable.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD’s regional forecasting center, said the Safdarjung observatory, which provides the Capital’s representative, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees Celsius, eight notches more than normal. “It is the hottest day in March since March 31, 1945, when the national capital recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees Celsius,” Srivastava said, according to news agency PTI.
It was the hottest day in march since March 31, 1945, when Delhi recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees celsius,” he said.
“Low wind speed and plenty of sun due to clear skies over the last three to four days led to high temperature,” Srivastava said.
As per the IMD department, the weather stations at Najafgarh, Narela, Pitampura, and Pusa recorded maximum temperatures of 41.8 degrees Celsius, 41.7 degrees Celsius, 41.6 degrees celsius, and 41.5 degrees celsius. the minimum temperature of Delhi settled at 20.6 degrees Celcius, the data showed.
A “heatwave” is declared for the plains when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees celsius, and at least 4.5 notches above the normal. While a severe heatwave is declared if departure is more than 6.5 degrees Celsius, as per the IMD reports.
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