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Delhi Breaks 18 Year Old Record In May 2020 With Severe Heat Wave: IMD

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Delhi recorded 46.0 degree Celsius on Tuesday the maximum temperature of the month at Safdarjung which was the highest in last 18th Years, after 19th May 2002. Palam observatory recorded 47.6 and it was the highest in last 10 years after 2010. Palam has ever highest 48.4 recorded on 26th May 1968.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi will witness a severe heat wave till Friday and the temperature will continue to soar in the range of 45-47 degrees. The Department has already declared a Red Alert in the city so that the service providers and the government agencies can plan things in advance for the overall public good.

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) successfully met the peak power demand of 1556 MW on Tuesday Night without any network constraint and power outage as Delhi touched season’s high of 5464 MW amidst the ongoing heat wave.

The peak demand was witnessed on late Tuesday night during the 11:15 PM  to 11:30 PM slot.

“We witnessed the hottest day since 2002 on Tuesday in Delhi. This has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the power demand as more and more consumers switched on their air conditioners. However, we were successful in meeting the peak demand without any constraints. We have made adequate arrangements of power of up to 2500 MW along with contingency planning, through long-term tie-ups, bilateral imports & power banking arrangements with other states and assure our consumers 24×7 power supply in this harsh summer season.” said Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL.

Heat Wave conditions over NW India:

“Heat wave at most places with severe heat wave prevailed over West Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, South Haryana, Delhi, south U.P., North MP and Vidarbha. These conditions likely to continue till 27th May and start receding from 28th May with major respite from 29th May”, IMD stated.

Read also: Cooling Load Increases The Highest Ever Power Demand In Delhi


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