Friday was declared the hottest day of the season in Delhi with maximum temperature recorded at 44 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature stood at 27.8 degrees.
Until Friday, the highest recorded temperature was 43 degrees on Thursday. The IMD website has given a weather warning stating heat wave conditions will continue over some parts of east Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, east Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha, Vidarbha and Telangana and isolated pockets of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan.
According to officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), humidity during early morning was 21 per cent. The day’s maximum and minimum humidity was 32 and 16 per cent respectively.
“Hot winds will be expected in some parts of the city. The temperature is likely to remain the same for the next two or three days,” said an official.
The maximum and minimum temperatures will oscillate between 44 and 30 degrees respectively, the official said. Thursday’s maximum temperature stood at 43.1 degrees Celsius which is three notches above average. The minimum temperature stood at 27.3 degrees. The humidity oscillated between 9 and 36 per cent on Thursday. Residents expressed their concern over the rising heat. “It seems like driving against a stream of hot air coming out of a burning furnace. I feel like quitting my job and going to Shimla,” said Rakesh Kumar, a Delhi resident who mostly commutes on a bike.
Amit Sharma, who has a travelling job, said: “I started bleeding from the nose because of the heat.”
Monsoon has hit parts of Andaman and Nicobar islands and is expected to reach Kerala.