After mild relief, Delhi sizzles again
Saturday was a scorcher for Delhiites, as the maximum temperature touched 42.3 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.delhi Updated: Jun 13, 2010 00:07 IST
Saturday was a scorcher for Delhiites, as the maximum temperature touched 42.3 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.
“The temperature was high since morning. There were clouds but they didn't help either,” said V K Sharma, 72, a resident of Pitampura.
Though the weekend brought respite to some areas, in the form of scattered rainfall, the temperatures remained high. “The weather became more humid after the rain. It did not bring any relief,” said R Prashantha, who works with a multinational company.
The heat is pinching people in the Capital all the more after last week's pleasant weather, the effect of which was felt till Friday.
The minimum temperature also went up to 28.6 degrees on Saturday, two degrees higher than on Friday.
The Met department has predicted a partly cloudy sky and an even higher temperature of 43 degrees on Sunday.
The highest temperature this year was recorded in May when the mercury climbed to a sizzling 45.4 degrees Celsius.
The city might get some relief on Tuesday though.
“The Western Disturbances are likely to bring rain to Delhi on June 15. Until then, the temperatures will be high,” said B.P. Yadav, director, Weather Forecast, India Meteorological Department.