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Sultry day in capital

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

It was a sultry day in the national capital today with the mercury hovering below 39 degrees Celsius.

The Safdarjung observatory, whose recording is considered official for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 37.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, while the minimum temperature settled at 24 degrees, four notches below normal.

Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Aayangar observatories registered maximum temperatures of 38.2, 36.8, 37.5 and 36.8 degrees respectively.

The humidity level oscillated between 95 and 56 per cent.

The office has predicted overcast conditions with a possibility of thunderstorm and rain for tomorrow.

"Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 35 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively," the weatherman said.

Yesterday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius while the maximum settled at 35.6 degrees Celsius.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 20:49 IST