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Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh:

The mercury has reached a record level of 47 degree Celsius in Prayagraj, UP, while other areas of the state are witnessing deadly heat wave.

It is scorching heat in Delhi too.

Meteorologists say that severe heat wave is wreaking havoc in most areas of the country including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and meanwhile Prayagraj has recorded the highest temperature of 47 degree Celsius, which was the city's April month last year. The highest temperature in

Earlier in April, till now such severe heat has never occurred in any district.

The previous record was 46.3 °C, which was recorded on 30 April 1999.

20 year record broken

Last year this temperature was 44.3 degrees Celsius and in 2020 it was 43.7 degrees Celsius.

It is a matter of concern that meteorologists have said that there is no respite from the heat for the next seven days and the mercury will remain above 40 degree Celsius continuously till May 5.

When the maximum temperature in an area reaches up to 45 degree Celsius, then a heat wave warning is given there, whereas when the maximum temperature crosses 47 degrees, a heatwave warning is given.

Apart from Prayagraj, the temperature in other districts of UP also remains around 42-43 degree Celsius.

Severe heat wave havoc in Delhi, temperature expected to reach 46 degree Celsius in some areas

Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab (Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh) are also facing similar situations.

RK Jenamani, senior scientist of the Indian Meteorological Department has given this information.

Thunderstorms and light rain can be seen in Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab and Haryana between May 2 and 4.

The Meteorological Department says that the mercury can reach 46 degree Celsius in some areas of Delhi on Friday.

The maximum temperature on Thursday was 43.5 degrees, which was the highest temperature in the month of April in the last 12 years.

The maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded on 18 April 2010 at 43.7 degree Celsius.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Delhi in the month of April was 45.6 °C on 29 April 1941.