Delhi has been reeling under heatwave-like conditions for four days in a row and recorded a maximum temperature of 41.3 degrees Celsius on Friday.
The demand reached 7,026 MW at 3.30 pm. Delhi’s peak power demand also crossed the season’s previous peak of 6,921 MW, recorded just a day earlier on June 30.
According to the India Meteorological Department, a severe heat wave swept Delhi on Wednesday. Mercury soared to 43.5 degrees Celsius, the highest recorded this year so far.
There has been no rainfall in the last three days and warm westerly winds are blowing across a major part of northwest India, which has not been covered by the monsoon yet.