Day temperature in Delhi likely to soar

April 26th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After a brief spell of relief from the sultry heat, the day temperature is expected to rise this week with the weatherman forecasting that mercury would touch 40 degree Celsius in the national capital Monday.
“The day temperature will hover around 40 to 41 degree Celsius for next four days following western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir,” a duty officer at the Safdarjung Meteorological Department told IANS.

The maximum temperature Sunday settled at 39.2 degree Celsius, one degree above normal for this time of summer while the minimum temperature was recorded at 20.4 degree Celsius, three notches below normal.

“The temperature will be two to four degrees above the normal next week thus increasing the heat in Delhi,” the official said.

The day temperature touched a high of 41.2 degree Celsius last week leaving the residents of Delhi restless.

The Met department has forecast mainly clear sky and dry weather over the region.

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