Apr 21, 2017

Palam records 10-year-high April temperature at 44.9 degree Celsius

New Moti Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi1
The Times of India

A sizzling heat wave in the capital made Thursday the hottest April day in the city in seven years, with the maximum temperature soaring to 43.2 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.

Palam recorded a searing 44.9 degrees C, six above normal, which was the highest April temperature at the station in at least the last 10 years.

The seven-year record was registered at the city's official weather station, Safdarjung, where a higher temperature during the month was last recorded in 2010, when the mercury had shot up to 43.7 degrees.

Even the minimum temperature was at 25.5 degrees C, about 4 degrees above normal.