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Heatwave scorches north India; Delhi records hottest day in May in 18 years

In New Delhi, Palam area recorded 47.6-degree Celsius, six notches above the normal, followed by Aya Nagar, Safdarjung and Lodhi Road

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BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
Heatwave conditions intensified in most parts of the northern states on Tuesday, with Churu in Rajasthan scorching at 50-degree Celsius and the mercury breaching the 47-degree mark in parts of the national capital.

Kuldeep Srivastava, Head of IMD's Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said, "Churu today had the highest maximum temperature at 50-degree Celsius. In the last 10 years, this is the second time the maximum temperature has surpassed this mark. Earlier on May 18, 2010, a temperature of 50.2-degree Celsius was recorded."

In Delhi, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 46

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First Published: May 27 2020 | 8:59 AM IST

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