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Met predicts 43 degrees for Sunday

While the mercury had reached this peak earlier on April 30, Saturday was hotter thanks to a higher minimum temperature at 27.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal.

delhi Updated: May 03, 2008 22:42 IST

It was yet another hottest day of the season at 42.6 degrees Celsius. While the mercury had reached this peak earlier on April 30, Saturday was hotter thanks to a higher minimum temperature at 27.5 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal.

"This means it had started getting uncomfortable since dawn. And from then on there was no respite,” said the weatherman at the Met department. There has been no respite from the heat as the mercury has been in the 40s for the last 13 days.

“The absence of any thunderstorms, which usually provide respite from time to time, is the reason behind the rising heat. Also, heat is being transferred to this region from the desert areas. In meteorology the process is called advection,” said BP Yadav, spokesman, India Meteorogical Department

While 43 degrees Celsius is predicted for Sunday, there is good news Monday onwards. “We see possibilities of some thunderstorms between Monday and Wednesday. That should bring some respite,” he said. May, the year's hottest month in Delhi, is not known for respite from heat through rainfall. Although there is a recent record of 130 mm of rainfall in May 2002, the expected amount for the month is around 40-50.