Delhi records 43 degrees Celsius

Updated on May 16, 2007 04:39 PM IST
Mercury on Wednesday touched 43 degrees Celsius in Delhi, leaving residents to sweat it out in the hottest day of the season.
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IANS | By, New Delhi

Mercury on Wednesday touched 43 degrees Celsius in Delhi, leaving residents to sweat it out in the hottest day of the season.

According to the India Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius was three degrees above normal and the minimum of 31 degrees Celsius was almost four degrees above normal.

"Yes, it's the hottest day of the season," an IMD official said, adding "this is the hottest May 16 in the last five years". Last year, Delhi had recorded a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius on this day.

On Tuesday, the national capital had recorded a maximum of 42.7 degrees Celsius.

However, the weathermen did have some good news. "Delhi may experience a few spells of rain accompanied by squall till Thursday evening."

Meanwhile, residents in the capital city had a harrowing time. "We were sweating right from seven in the morning. The hot wind is really bothersome," said Mahendra Nath, a resident of southwest Delhi.

Shagufta Rahman, a Delhi University student, said: "I could not sleep at night. The cooler was also of no help. I opened the window but alas - it was all hot wind."

"I really feel sad for people who live on the streets. They don't have an AC or a cooler or even have a roof over their head to ward off this killing heat."

Sanyukta Nandy, a working woman, said: "I was surprised to see the IMD board flashing 41 degrees temperature as early as 11 am."

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