Heat wave continues to sweep Delhi

April 21st, 2009 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Delhiites continue to reel under scorching summer Tuesday with the mercury staying above 40 degrees. However, there was some respite as dusty winds, which were blowing over the capital for the last few days, calmed down.
The maximum temperature settled at 40.5 degree Celsius, four notches above the normal for this time of the season. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27 degrees, which was five degrees above normal.

The capital Monday recorded a high of 41.7 degree Celsius and the meteorological department had declared heat wave conditions.

“The capital recorded a downfall in day temperature as the dust particles in the atmosphere are preventing the sunlight from reaching the ground… thus preventing it from getting heated,” the duty officer at the meteorological office told IANS.

“The capital will see a further fall in day temperature Wednesday but maximum and minimum temperature will rise again after the dust particles get cleared,” the officer said.

The met department has forecast a clear sky with maximum temperature settling around 39 degree Celsius and minimum at 26 degree Celsius.

Residents of Delhi have been reeling under the summer heat for the last three days with day temperature remaining several degrees above normal.

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