North India heatwave: Delhi & UP record highest temperatures at 49 degrees

16 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

The Safdarjung Observatory in Delhi measured 45.6 degrees Celsius. This season's greatest temperature was reported at Safdarjung. Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and Najafgarh in southwest Delhi both...

The mercury has risen sharply in northern India, with temperatures reaching 49 degrees Celsius in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, as part of a severe heatwave that has swept the states.

The Safdarjung observatory in Delhi reported 45.6 degrees Celsius. This season’s greatest temperature was reported at Safdarjung. Mungeshpur in northwest Delhi and Najafgarh in southwest Delhi reported temperatures of 49.2 and 49.1 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The maximum day temperature in Uttar Pradesh was 49 degrees Celsius in the Banda district in the Bundelkhand area, the highest in the state and the highest temperature ever recorded in May.

Several sites in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Bihar have reported temperatures above the usual threshold this season, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Many localities in West Uttar Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, and East Madhya Pradesh reported the same thing.