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Heat wave lashes Delhi, city sizzles at 45° C

Agencies  New Delhi, May 20, 2013
First Published: 09:43 IST(20/5/2013) | Last Updated: 09:55 IST(20/5/2013)

As the capital city witnessed the hottest day of the season on Sunday at 46.1 degrees Celsius, there is worse in store for Delhiites as the temperature is only going upwards in the coming few days, MeT department predicts.


The temperature in the capital is expected to hover around a high of 45 degrees and low of 27 degrees on Monday.

The maximum temperature at the Palam station was recorded as 46.1 degrees Celsius and the maximum at Safdarjung station was recorded at a sizzling 44.6 degrees Celsius.

This was five degrees above normal. The temperature at Safdarjung is taken as the mean temperature of the city.

“The heat wave conditions will continue for the coming few days and a further rise in temperature is also expected,” said a met official.

Sunday was not just hot, it was also humid with the humidity oscillating between 68% and 19%.

Tips to deal with heat:
* Drink plenty of water. Keep yourself hydrated with juices, energy drinks and ORS.

* Avoid high-calorie food as they raise your body's metabolism and temperature.

* Avoid alcoholic, carbonated and caffeinated beverages as these can dehydrate you.

* Eat lots of salads and fruits.

* Don't forget your hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrellas when you out

* Keep in mind to wear light clothing and colours

(With agency inputs)

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