The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert warning Delhi residents of a dust storm or thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour in the national capital on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. There is a possibility of very light rains in parts of the city.
The maximum temperature today is likely to settle around 38 degrees Celsius at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's base station. The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal for this time of the year.
IMD has said that heatwaves have abated in various parts of the country including Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana. The maximum temperature will fall by two or four degrees celsius. Moreover, no part of NorthWest, Central and East India is likely to experience a heatwave for the next five days.
April this year ended up becoming the second warmest in India since 1951, the Monthly Weather and Climate summary issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday. The average temperature was 40.2 degrees celsius.
As per IMD, a heatwave is declared when the maximum temperature is over 40 degrees Celsius and at least 4.5 notches above normal. A severe heatwave is declared if the departure from normal temperature is more than 6.4 notches.