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Delhi experiences hottest day of the season

Recorded at around 3:30 pm, the maximum temperature was 4.8 degrees above normal.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 19:41 IST

Delhi on Friday experienced the season's hottest day so far with the mercury soaring to 43.8 degree Celsius.

Recorded at around 3:30 pm, the maximum temperature was 4.8 degrees above normal, officials of the Meteorological Department said in New Delhi.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 22.9 degrees Celsius, one degrees below normal, they said.

There will not be any respite from the heat for Delhiites with the MET officials predicting temperatures to hover around 43 degree Celsius.

However, the officials ruled out the possibility of heatwave striking the national capital though neighbouring Punjab and Rajasthan are reeling under them.

First Published: May 05, 2006 19:41 IST