Delhi sizzles as mercury soars

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The heat wave continued unabated in the Indian capital Thursday with the minimum temperature settling five notches above average at 31.4 degrees Celsius and the maximum expected to hover around the 45 degrees Celsius mark.

‘Heatwave conditions would continue across the national capital. The maximum temperature Thursday is expected to be around 45 degrees Celsius,’ an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 31 percent.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature settled five notches above average at 44.9 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 30.3 degrees Celsius, four notches above average for this time of the season.

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