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Delhi sizzles, mercury touches 42-degree mark

delhi Updated: Jun 05, 2009 20:47 IST

Delhi continued to swelter under hot and humid conditions as the temperature remained above 40 degrees Celsius mark for the third consecutive day on Friday.

The mercury inched upwards and touched 42 degrees as against Wednesday's 41.8 degrees Celsius.

The national capital witnessed the highest minimum temperature of the season this year at 31.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal, the Met Department said.

There was no respite in night temperature also as it remained high due the westerlies from Rajasthan deserts crossing the national capital.

Earlier, the highest minimum temperature was recorded, on June 3, at 31.4 degrees Celsius.

The humidity level was recorded between 40 per cent to 60 per cent.

Friday's prediction forecast that the minimum temperature will hover around 30 degrees and the maximum may go up to 42 degrees mark. There is also possibility of thunderstorm or dust-storm, the Met department said.