Delhi Reports Its Highest-Ever Temperature At 52.3°C; Red Alert Has Been Issued

Delhites, take good care of your health and follow the issued guidelines.

by Shreya Ghosh
Delhi Reports Its Highest-Ever Temperature At 52.3°C; Red Alert Has Been Issued

If I could choose only a word to describe this year’s summer season, I would call it intolerable any day. Along with heatwaves, the temperature is rising so harshly that people are continuously falling sick as it is getting impossible to bear the surge in heat throughout the day. Delhi is facing the cruel side of summer as the city recently recorded the maximum temperature with the mercury reaching as high as 52.3°C. People are afraid to step out and scared to even imagine how the future days will look like in these summer months.

Delhi Experienced An All-Time High Temperature On Wednesday

Taking to X, Gems of Engineering (@gemsofbabus_) shared the news of Delhi witnessing such high temperatures.

Most places in India are quite habituated to experiencing sudden soaring temperatures. However, 2024 is leaving everyone shocked as the weather is turning worse consistently. It was on Wednesday when parts of Delhi witnessed a worrisome 52.3°C. The Mungeshpur weather office shared the data at around 2:30 PM.

On Tuesday, the temperature was at 49.9°C with severe heatwave conditions. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated that Mungeshpur and Narela reported 49.9°C. This recorded data was 9°C more than the expected limits. According to a report by Business Standard, Najafgarh woke up to 49.8°C on May 28. Safdarjung also saw the mercury reaching much higher than normal. This area in the South West Delhi district witnessed the temperature soaring 5°C above the usual expectations. Safdarjung reported 48.5°C.

Ordinary Indian (@my_musings_ind) shared information about the soaring temperature.

A red alert has been issued in the national capital and the weather is expected to be similarly harsh on Wednesday as well. It has been more than 2 years since Delhi woke up to the maximum temperature in a century. Before hitting 52.3°C on Wednesday and 49.9°C on Tuesday, the city recorded 49.2°C on May 15 and 16 in 2022. This was considered the highest record in 100 years till Monday.

Also read: Jammu & Kashmir’s Reasi District Temperatures Soar To 42°C; People Bathe In Anji River To Cool Off

It’s Crucial To Take Care Of Health

Delhi Temperature
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Delhites need to be extremely cautious at such times. Apart from unbeatable heat, there are issues such as a water crisis in many areas of Delhi. People of all age groups have the risk of falling ill at such times. This horrifying summer season can impact people’s health and cause health concerns for many with low immune systems. Stay hydrated and avoid being outdoors when not necessary.

So many people all around India are facing health problems such as heat stroke and unfortunately all these can be the reason behind one’s death too.

Also read: Guwahati Temperatures Likely To Reach 39°C On May 25; IMD Issues Special Bulletin Warning

Stay alert and safe!

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