Delhi Scorches Under Record-breaking Heatwave, Residents, and Power Struggle

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Delhi Devastated by Scorching Heat Wave, Breaking Records

A relentless heat wave has gripped India’s capital, Delhi, and other parts of the country’s northwestern and central regions, unleashing unbearable temperatures that have soared close to all-time highs.

Residents fill water from a tanker during high temperatures in New Delhi, India

Unprecedented Temperatures and Tragic Consequences

Delhi has witnessed temperatures hovering around a staggering 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). On Tuesday, several weather stations recorded highs of 49.9 degrees Celsius, eclipsing Delhi’s previous record temperature of 49.2 degrees set in May 2022.

On Wednesday, another all-time high of 52.9 degrees was reported, but the IMD is investigating this reading due to potential sensor errors.

Tragically, India has reported its first heat-related death of the year, as a construction worker succumbed to heatstroke, as reported by Reuters.