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Delhi continues to reel under sweltering conditions

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Delhiites continued to experience scorching heat with the mercury soaring up to 44 degrees Celsius in some parts of the city on Thursday.

The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average, a Met department official said.

The minimum temperature also rose to settle at 26.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal, the official said.

The Palam observatory registered a high of 43.6 degrees Celsius, while areas under Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded maximum temperatures of 41.9, 43 and 44 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The humidity oscillated between 55 and 27 per cent.

The Met department has forecast partly cloudy skies along with the possibility of dust storm, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and very light rains towards afternoon and evening in some areas on Friday.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at around 41 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively," the weatherman said.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was pegged at 41.8 degrees Celsius and the minimum settled at 23.6 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 20:01 IST