Day temperature shoots up to 42-degree Celsius in Delhi

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 25, 2018, 08.06 PM(IST)

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The intense summer heat prevailing in Delhi and NCR has wreaked havoc over the Delhiites. 

However, the day temperatures soared to sky touching heights nearing 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Met Department, in its weekly weather forecast, had mentioned that throughout the week the maximum temperature will fluctuate between 38 degrees Celsius and 42 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature will oscillate 21 degrees to 24 degrees Celsius. 

Met had also marked the mid days of the upcoming week with thunderstorm and strong surface wind activities on its weekly weather chart.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also reported that most parts of north India can expect an intense heat wave this summer, with average mean temperatures remaining more than a degree above normal in the months of April, May and June.

"The hot weather season (April to June) is expected to have the above normal sub-divisional average seasonal temperatures over most of the meteorological sub-divisions of the country except the subdivisions of eastern, east-central and southern parts for the country that are likely to experience slightly below normal seasonal temperatures," the IMD said in a bulletin.

The mercury has started rocketing, reaching 40 degrees Celsius in parts of India, including in Delhi.