Delhi records max temp of 38.2 degrees Celsius
New Delhi: Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, three notches above normal, the India Meteorological Department said.
The minimum temperature settled at 20.4 degrees Celsius, a notch more than normal, it said.
The maximum temperature is predicted to dip by one to two degrees in the coming days under the influence of a western disturbance affecting the western Himalayas, an official said.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the regional forecasting centre of IMD, had earlier said Delhi was unlikely to witness a heatwave till April 11-12.
For the plains, a 'heatwave' is declared when the maximum temperature is more than 40 degrees Celsius, and at least 4.5 notches above normal.
A 'severe heatwave' is declared if departure from normal temperature is more than 6.5 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).