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No respite from heat for Delhi

delhi Updated: May 23, 2010 20:14 IST
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Delhiites had to bear with scorching heat for another day on Sunday with mercury hovering around 44 degree Celsius.

The maximum was recorded at 43.6 degree Celsius, down from Saturday's 44.5 degrees while the minimum was recorded at 30.7 degrees.

The maximum temperature was three notches above normal while minimum was four degrees above the normal temperature at this point of time of the year.

The humidity oscillated between 30 and 47 per cent.

In ridge areas of the capital, the day temperature was recorded at 45 degree Celsius while the minimum settled at 29.5 degrees.

Palam, where the IGI airport is located, recorded a maximum of 44.1 degrees while the minimum was 31 degrees.

The Weatherman has predicted no relief for the capital, with the temperature likely to oscillate between 43 and 27 degree Celsius.

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 all-time record for the month was on May 29, 1944 when the mercury touched 47.2 degrees.

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