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Monday was the hottest in four years

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2011 01:38 IST
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On Monday, Delhiites got a taste of the scorching summer in store for them. The maximum temperature of 40.5 degrees Celsius made it the hottest April 25 in four years. The last time the temperature went above 40 degrees on this date was in 2007, when the maximum was 42 degrees. This, the Met department says, is just the beginning. The temperature will touch 40 degrees again on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"The temperature will keep increasing in the coming weeks now. We are not expecting any rainfall till the end of this week. The possibility of rains is not very high even after that," said a Met department official.

The maximum temperature on Sunday was 38.7 degrees.

The city has seen a sudden spike in temperatures in the past four days.

While the maximum temperature during the beginning of last week was between 33 degrees and 35 degrees, it suddenly rose to 37 and 38 degrees in the past four days. But it won't be bad this time.

"The temperature may be 1-2 degrees above normal, but it will not be as hot as it was last year. The highest temperature records will not be broken," a Met official said.