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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

Delhi heat breaks 62-year record, temperature touches 47 degrees

HT Correspondent and agencies, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 08, 2014
First Published: 12:11 IST(8/6/2014) | Last Updated: 21:58 IST(8/6/2014)

Extreme heat continued even on Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at five notches above the season’s average at 45.1 degrees and the weather station at Palam airport recorded a temperature of 47.8 degrees, breaking a 62-year-old record.

“This is the highest since 1952. However, no relief is expected even in the days to come,” a Met official said.

The minimum temperature of the city was recorded at 28.6, which is one degree above normal for this time of the year.

“On Monday, there will be a clear sky and the searing heat will continue. The maximum temperature will be around 45 degrees Celsius, while the minimum is expected to be around 30 degrees,” the official said.

Saturday was the hottest June 7 in the last five years, with the maximum temperature being recorded five notches above average at 44.9 degrees while the minimum was three notches above average at 30.8 degrees.

The maximum temperature of 45.1 degree C in the capital was five degree above normal and it was the hottest in five years. Yesterday, the mercury touched 44.9 degree C.

The minimum temperature stood at 28.6 degree C, a notch above the season's average. On Monday, minimum temperature will hover around 30 degree C, the IMD said.

Similar situation prevailed in Palam where the maximum temperature was 47.8 degrees Celsius, the highest since 1952, the IMD department said. The minimum was 30.8 degree Celcius.

Temperature in the national capital breached the 45 degrees Celsius mark on June 6, making it the hottest day of the season.


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