Hot Spell : Delhi Records Third Hottest Day-February 20,2023 Since 1969 ; Early Heat May Impact Wheat, Other Crops Says IMD

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Delhi on February 20, 2023,  recorded the third hottest February day since 1969 with the maximum temperature at the Safdarjung observatory, the national capital’s primary weather station, soaring to 33.6 degrees Celsius.

As per PTI report, To put this into perspective, Delhi’s maximum temperature on Monday was nine notches above normal.

The automatic weather station at Pitampura recorded a maximum temperature of 35.1 degrees Celsius, a departure of 10 degrees from normal.

Significantly high temperatures over northwest India, Gujarat, Konkan and Goa may have an adverse impact on wheat and other crops, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.

Maximum temperatures in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Konkan, Goa and coastal Karnataka have remained in the range of 35 to 39 degrees Celsius — four to nine degrees above normal — since February 13, the Met office said in a statement.

They are 6 to 9 degrees Celsius above normal in some parts of Saurashtra and Kutch and south west Rajasthan.

Maximum temperatures in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi have remained five to nine degrees Celsius above normal since February 18.

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