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Delhi gets slight respite from searing heat

delhi Updated: Apr 21, 2010 18:56 IST

The national capital got some relief from scorching heat on Wednesday as the maximum temperature came down a bit though the minimum crossed 30 degree Celsius once again.

The maximum came down to 40.7 degree Celsius from Tuesday's 41.8 degrees while the minimum climbed up to 30.5 degrees, the second highest in the past 41 years. Last Sunday, minimum had touched 30.6 degrees, the highest in 41 years.

Today's maximum was four degrees above normal while the minimum was nine degrees above normal.

The humidity levels were also low in the city during the day as it oscillated between 13 and 37 per cent, the weatherman said attributing the weather conditions to a western disturbance over the city.

The MeT Department has predicted clear sky for Thursday with temperatures coming down a little bit though there is a possibility for dust haze. The maximum and minimum will be around 40 degree Celsius and 29 degrees respectively.

The capital has been experiencing heat wave conditions for the past few days with the maximum touching a 52-year-old record at 43.7 degree Celsius three days ago while the minimum touched a high of 42-year-old high of 30.6 degrees on Sunday.

However, the temperature has been on a declining trend since Monday after the city received light rains.

Last year, the maximum temperature in April had touched 43.5 degrees. The all-time record for April was on the 29th day in 1941 when the mercury touched 45.6 degree Celsius.

Delhiites also experienced unusually hot days last month, which the MeT Department said was the second warmest March for the city since 1901.