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No respite from heat, Delhi swelters at 41.8°C

delhi Updated: May 21, 2009 20:52 IST

Delhiites sweltered on Thursday as the mercury hovered above the 40-degree Celsius mark for yet another day and the humidity levels remaining on the higher side.

The mercury raised to a maximum of 41.8 degrees Celsius, up by one notch from yesterday, while the minimum was recorded at 28.6 degrees, an increase of two degrees from yesterday, the Met Office said.

Though the maximum had not gone beyond 42 degrees Celsius in the past three days, the denizens had not got comfort, as the humidity levels were high.

Today, the humidity level swung between a maximum of 61 per cent and a minimum of 39 per cent as against yesterdays 57 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

The weatherman has predicted similar heat conditions for tomorrow with the maximum hovering around 41 degrees Celsius and the minimum 30 degrees. There is also a possibility of dust or thunderstorm in the city tomorrow.

The month of May began with a sizzling 44.2 degrees; the season's highest. In the past 10 years, the month of May has recorded maximum above 44 degrees five times. The record for the past ten years was 46 degrees, which was recorded on May 19, 2002.