The national capital continued to reel under a severe heatwave with the mercury settling over 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city today. The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered the official figure for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above the season's average. Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories recorded maximum temperatures of 45.4, 43.7, 44.5 and 44.5 degrees Celsius, respectively, said a MeT department official. The minimum temperature settled at 28.1 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal, the official said. The humidity level oscillated between 54 and 15 per cent. According to MeT office forecast heatwave conditions are likely to continue tomorrow, even as thunderstorm and dust storm may occur in some places tomorrow night. "The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 43 and 29 degrees Celsius, respectively," the weatherman said. Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 41.8 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Mecury touches 45 deg C mark in Delhi
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