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Delhi sees hottest February day in a decade, max temperature at 32.4 degrees Celsius

It was an unseasonably warm day on Monday in the national capital, with the maximum temperature settling at 32.4 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest February day in the past decade.

delhi Updated: Feb 21, 2017 11:41 IST
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A boy plays in the pond near India Gate in New Delhi on Monday, which was the hottest February day in a decade.(Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

It was an unseasonably warm day on Monday in the national capital, with the maximum temperature settling at 32.4 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest February day in the past decade.

“The day temperature settled at 32.4 degrees Celsius, eight notches above the season’s average, which is the hottest February day witnessed since 2007,” a Met department official said.

The minimum temperature was pegged at 16.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal, the official said.

Humidity level oscillated between 96 and 36%.

People walking in the hot afternoon in Connaught Place in New Delhi on Monday, which was the hottest February day in a decade. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

The Met department has predicted mainly clear skies for Tuesday with the possibility of mist or haze in the morning.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to settle around 28 and 15 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the Met official said.

Sunday’s maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 30.8 and 15.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.