Temperature reached 48 degree Celsius for the first time in the history of Delhi on Monday. Temperature in the Palam area was recorded at 48.0 degree. This is the first time, when the summer has hit such a high in Delhi in the month of June. Mercury in the capital was 47.8 on Sunday. Temperatures in Delhi’s Safdarjung reached 45.6 degrees.
The whole country is being hit by the fierce heat. Many states have lost drinking water. The reservoirs have dried up and people have to go several kilometers away for water. Before this summer, the highest temperature was on June 9, 2014 in Palam area. On this day, the temperature of Delhi was 47.8 degrees.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says there is no possibility of low temperature in Delhi for the next two days. The Meteorological Department had estimated that the temperature may rise more than 45 degrees on Monday in Delhi.
In addition to Delhi, in north Indian states, the temperature in Rajasthan can be around 45 degree Celsius. Even in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, temperature can remain same. Temperatures in western Madhya Pradesh and some areas of Uttar Pradesh can also be 45 degrees Celsius.
The Meteorological Department says the sky will remain clear in the vicinity of Delhi and the effects of hot winds will continue. Heat waves will continue in Delhi, South Uttar Pradesh, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Saurashtra for two consecutive days.