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Mercury remains above 41-degree mark in Delhi

delhi Updated: May 20, 2010 19:18 IST

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It was another hot day for Delhiites on Thursday as the mercury remained above the 41-degree mark.

The maximum was recorded at 41.8 degree Celsius, up from yesterday's 41.6 degrees, while the minimum was 28.7 degrees, down by 1.8 degrees.

The weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions for tomorrow with the temperature expected to remain between 28 and 43 degree Celsius.

Humidity was between 14 and 49 per cent.

Delhiites were battling scorching heat for the past few days. The maximum had touched 45.4 degrees last week, the season's highest.

The last time the temperature surpassed the 44-degree mark in the month of May was in 2006 when the seventh day of the month recorded 44.5 degrees.

The previous highest in the decade was recorded on May 19, 2002 when it touched 46 degree Celsius.

The maximum temperature in the month of May was 43 degrees in 2009 (May 19), 43 degrees in 2008 (May 5) and 42.7 degrees in 2007 (May 16). The all-time record for the month was on May 29, 1944 when the mercury touched 47.2 degrees.