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Delhi sizzles at 44.9 degree Celsius

Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 6:51pm IST | Agency: PTI

  • Arijit Sen dna

The national capital continued to sizzle under blistering heat with the maximum temperature today settling at 44.9 degree Celsius, a day after the city experienced the hottest day of this summer. The maximum temperature was five notches above normal and slightly below from yesterday's 45 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature breached the 30 degree mark today as it settled at 30.8 degree Celsius, three points above normal. Both these readings were of the Safdarjung observatory, considered to be the official reading for the city.

In Palam, the day temperature settled at 47 degree Celsius today, a day after it registered a scorching 47.2 degree Celsius, the hottest in the last 19 years. The maximum temperature at Aaya Nagar in South East Delhi was recorded at 46.5 degree while it was 46 degree in the ridge areas. Hot and dry winds and the blazing sun ensured that Delhiites have to sweat it out if they dared to step out. Humidity levels were recorded between 51 and 21 during the day.

There seems to be no respite for Delhiites from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the weatherman has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10.

Weatherman has forecast a mainly clear sky tomorrow with maximum temperature expected to remain around 45 degrees Celsius while the minimum is expected to be around 30 degree Celsius

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