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Delhi sizzles under hottest day in May in 10 years

PTI  New Delhi, May 24, 2013
First Published: 09:18 IST(24/5/2013) | Last Updated: 09:21 IST(24/5/2013)

The national capital on Thursday experienced the hottest day this summer with the mercury touching the 45.7 degree Celsius mark, the highest for the month of May in a decade.


The maximum temperature was recorded six degrees above normal at 45.7 degree Celsius. On Wednesday, the maximum was 44.9 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 31.4 degrees Celsius, as against Wednesday's 30.3 degree Celsius. The minimum was also five degrees above normal.

The humidity level hovered between 41% and 18%.

According to MeT department data, Thursday was the hottest day for month of May since 2003. The previous highest temperature for May was in 2010 when it was recorded at 45.4 degrees Celsius.

The all-time record for the hottest in May is of 47.2 degrees Celsius recorded on May 29, 1944.

There would be no respite from the heatwave conditions which would continue and the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to remain at 45 and 32 degrees Celsius respectively.

This year, the mercury breached the 45 degree mark on May 21 when it was recorded at 45.1 degree Celsius.

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