Delhi records season’s highest temperature on TuesdayApril 28th, 2009 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) With the mercury level touching a sizzling 42.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi saw the season’s highest temperature Tuesday.
“The heat will continue and temperatures will remain more or less the same over the next few days. The entire northern India has been seeing a rise in temperature, therefore the heat in Delhi accompanied by hot winds is not unusual,” said S.C. Bhan, director of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The maximum temperature recorded a day earlier was 41.5 degrees Celsius. Tuesday’s maximum temperature, at 42.2 degrees Celsius, was four degrees above normal.
The extreme heat conditions forced most people to stay indoors or go out well protected with umbrellas and hats.
“I had to go out for some work at around 11 a.m. and I took an auto. Those 15 minutes that I was on the road, it literally felt like being in an oven! Not only was it extremely hot, the hot winds made it even worse,” said Anshu Jain, a PR professional.
The minimum temperature similarly was three degrees above normal at 26.1 degrees Celsius.
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