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Heatwave scorches Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The national capital today remained in the grip of a severe heatwave with the maximum temperature settling at 40.2 degree Celsius.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered the official figure for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 40.2 degree Celsius, two notches above the season's average.

Today's minimum temperature was recorded at 28.9 degrees, making it the highest in the last six years.

The Palam observatory registered a maximum temperature of 42.5 degrees, while areas under Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded a day temperature of 39.9, 40.4 and 42.4 degrees Celsius respectively, a department official said.

Humidity levels oscillated between 69 and 34 per cent.

The office predicted possibility of rains accompanied by thunderstorm or dust storm for tomorrow.

"The skies will be partly cloudy. There is a possibility of rain accompanied by thunderstorm or dust storm for tomorrow.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 40 and 28 degrees Celsius, respectively," the official said.

Yesterday, the mercury had soared beyond 44 degrees in some parts of the city, while the minimum had settled at 25.5 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 19:22 IST