Delhi records season’s hottest day, no respite ahead

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) With the maximum temperature settling five notches above average at 45.1 degrees Celsius, Delhi recorded the season’s hottest day Tuesday and also the hottest May 21 in the last five years. The Met office has forecast hotter days in store.

“The heat wave will continue and the temperatures will rise further in the days ahead,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The minimum settled at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above average.

On Monday, Delhi sizzled at 44.5 degrees Celsius – five notches above the season’s average. The highest temperature was recorded in south Delhi’s Palam area at 46.2 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperatures have been soaring in the capital since Sunday and have not dropped below the 44 degree mark.

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