Delhi reels under hottest day of season, mercury rises to 42.1 degrees Celsius

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 01, 2014 10:45 IST

It was a scorching day in the national capital with mercury rising to 42.1 degrees Celsius, the highest this season.

The maximum temperature was three degrees above normal with weatherman predicting further rise in temperature in the next few days.

According to Met department, the minimum temperature was 22.8 degree Celsius, which is one degree below normal. It was 22.6 degree Celsius on Tuesday.

Met officials said that humidity was between 18% and 60%.

The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky for Thursday with temperature oscillating between 24 and 42 degree Celsius.

Children play beside a fountain during on the hottest day in Delhi this season (Subrata Biswas/HT Photo)

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