Delhi witnessed a record temperature rise on Sunday, as the mercury touched 49.2 degrees celsius in Mungeshpur. Najafgarh recorded 49.1 degrees celsius. Meanwhile, Gurugram registered a high temperature of 48 degrees. A rain shortfall is believed to be the reason behind soaring temperatures in the national capital.
The Indian Meteorological Department advised people to stay indoors, especially in the afternoons. Other parts of North India including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh continue to reel under extremely hot weather conditions.
The IMD has issued an orange alert for Northwest India and a yellow alert for Rajasthan for heatwave conditions. North India is currently witnessing its hottest summers in years.