NEW DELHI: The heat is back to torment residents of Delhi.
The Capital saw a hot and humid day on Friday as the maximum temperature soared to 42.7 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.7 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal.
Both temperatures were recorded at Safdarjung, which is the official station for Delhi. On Friday, the humidity oscillated between 65% and 27%.
The hottest place in Delhi was Najafgarh, where the maximum temperature was recorded at 44.9 degrees Celsius. This was followed by Palam, where the mercury touched 44.8 degrees Celsius.
According to the weatherman, the temperatures will continue to soar in the coming three days with some respite expected on Tuesday in the form of light rain.
The maximum temperature on Saturday will be 43 degrees Celsius while the minimum will be 29 degrees Celsius.