New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Mercury rose to a blazing 44.6 degrees Celsius – five notches above average – Sunday, making it the hottest day in the season so far. Monday is expected to be hotter, the weatherman forecast.
The scorching heat Sunday kept Delhi’s streets and roads deserted as the weekend revelers chose to stay indoors.
“It seemed as if I was being baked when I was riding my two-wheeler. At one point of time, the heat became unbearable,” said Ramesh Singh, who lives in east Delhi.
The heat made life miserable even for people who remained indoors for hot air swept through houses.
“Even the air conditioner was not effective. It was blistering hot,” said Simi Singh, who lives in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi.
The humidity wavered between a high of 69 and and low of 19 percent.
Monday’s maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to around 45 and 27 degrees Celsius respectively.