India’s capital Delhi swelters under record 52.3°C heat, breaking all-time high

India’s capital Delhi once again broke its temperature records, reaching a unprecedented 52.3°C amid an ongoing heatwave across North India, as per the India Meteorological Department. Northwest Delhi’s Mungeshpur reported a record-breaking temperature at 2:30 pm.

An IMD official told PTI, this is the highest ever maximum temperature recorded so far in Delhi.

On May 28, the city recorded 49.9°C, the highest ever reported in 100 years. Areas such as Mungeshpur and Narela registered temperatures of 49.9°C, 9°C above normal. Najafgarh also recorded 49.8°C. The previous highest temperature was 49.2°C, recorded in May 2022.

Before May 28, the highest temperature in the city was recorded on May 16, 2022, at 49.2°C, the highest in the past 100 years. However, some relief came as the IMD reported light rain in certain areas of the national capital territory.


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