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Delhi in grip of heat wave, mercury soars to 46 deg C

New Delhi, May 19 :  Delhiites today reeled under heatwave conditions with the mercury soaring to over 46 degree Celsius in some parts of the capital which recorded the hottest day of the season so

PTI [ Updated: May 20, 2013 22:26 IST ]
delhi in grip of heat wave mercury soars to 46 deg c
delhi in grip of heat wave mercury soars to 46 deg c

New Delhi, May 19 :  Delhiites today reeled under heatwave conditions with the mercury soaring to over 46 degree Celsius in some parts of the capital which recorded the hottest day of the season so far.




The city's maximum temperature was recorded at 44.6 degree Celsius at Safdarjung station whose readings are considered the official figures for the capital.

However, Palam area recorded 46.1 degree Celsius while Ayanagar weather station recorded 45.8 degree Celsius and Ridge station recorded 45 degrees.

The maximum readings in other weather stations in the capital were: Jafarpur - 44.4 C, Majafgarh - 44.4 C, Delhi University - 44.2 C and Peetampura - 43.6 degree Celsius.

A Meteorological Department official said that heat wave conditions are prevailing in the national capital and suggested further rise in temperatures in the coming days.

Tomorrow is going to be hotter with maximum and minimum temperatures expected to remain at 45 and 27 deg C respectively, the official said.

The day temperature today was five notches above normal while the minimum temperature at 25.9 degrees Celsius was normal for this part of the season.

Humidity oscillated between 68 per cent and 19 per cent.

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