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Delhi: Heatwave expected during the day, with a high of approximately 44 degrees Celsius

Updated on: 19 May,2024 12:50 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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Strong surface winds will be accompanied by mostly clear skies, according to the weather prediction.

Delhi: Heatwave expected during the day, with a high of approximately 44 degrees Celsius

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The national capital city is preparing itself for a severe heatwave on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting that the highest temperature might go to 44 degrees Celsius. Such high temperatures will make living difficult for locals, and hence are being encouraged to take essential safety measures to prevent heat illness.


Per a PTI report, Strong surface winds will be accompanied by mostly clear skies, according to the weather prediction. Even while these winds are bringing some respite, they might not be enough to lessen the extreme heat that is predicted to persist throughout the day. People are urged to stay hydrated, shield themselves from the sun, and dress in light, breathable clothing.


Along with high temperatures, Delhi is also reporting concerns with its AQI. The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the "poor" category at 9 am, with a reading of 246, as reported by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). This level of air pollution can pose significant health risks, particularly to vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions.


Such high AQI numbers might prove to be deteriorating people’s health. Anything over 50 on the AQI is cause for alarm, whereas levels under 50 are thought to be safe. Most people find the air quality from 51 to 100 to be adequate, while extremely sensitive people may have minor problems. The risk increases with the AQI. Sensitive groups are more vulnerable at intermediate levels (101-200), and when it reaches "poor" (201-300), everyone may experience consequences. For everyone, even those in good health, the "very poor" and "severe" categories (301–500) represent progressively greater health hazards.

(With Inputs from PTI)



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