Met issues heat wave alert after Delhi sizzles at 44 degrees, Palam at 46

While the maximum temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, which was four degrees above the normal, the mercury touched 46 degrees Celsius at Palam, which was six degrees above the normal.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Brace for the first heat wave of the season on Wednesday. With the day temperature in the city shooting up to 44 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 46 degrees Celsius at the outskirts in Palam. Scientists of the regional weather forecasting centre (RMC) have warned that the day temperature in Delhi could touch 45 degrees Celsius by the weekend with a possibility of a dust storm on Thursday.

Heat wave is a condition when the maximum temperature of a place shoots beyond 40 degrees and it is at least four degrees above the normal. While the maximum temperature shot up to 44 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung, which was four degrees above the normal, the mercury touched 46 degrees Celsius at Palam, which was six degrees above the normal.

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