Heat wave to continue in Delhi, says weatherman

April 30th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The day after the capital experienced the hottest April day in 50 years with the maximum touching 43.5 degrees Celsius, the meteorological office warned Thursday that the heat wave is likely to continue.
“The heat wave will continue. The maximum is likely to hover around the 43 degree mark,” an official of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.

Meanwhile the minimum temperature recorded in the early hours of Thursday was 24.3 degrees Celsius. The meteorological office said that the daytime temperatures may continue to rise as there is no sign of relief.

“There is no sign of rain - temperatures are likely to rise because of this,” the official added.

The hot westerly winds blowing from Rajasthan have increased day temperatures across northern India. The maximum temperatures are hovering five degrees above average, the official said.

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