Humidity leaves Delhiites sweating (Lead)

June 3rd, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A high humidity level Wednesday left Delhiites sweating, even as the minimum temperature touched an unexpected high, said the weatherman. And there was no immediate respite from the heat in sight.
“Delhi experienced muggy weather Wednesday. The temperature will soar further Thursday following westerly winds from Rajasthan,” said an official at the Safdarjung meteorological office.

The maximum temperature recorded Wednesday was 40.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal. But the minimum temperature was 31.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees above the normal, the met office said.

Shivangi Sharma, a student seeking admission in Delhi University had a very tiring day, rushing in the heat from one college to another to collect forms.

“It’s so hot today (Wednesday) that one cannot survive without a bottle of water. I felt dizzy walking in the sun and had to constantly drink water to avoid fainting,” she said.

A. Shahab, a resident of Dwarka told IANS: “When I went out for my morning walk at 5:30 a.m., the heat was so unbearable that it seemed as though it was 1 p.m.”

The humidity level recorded Wednesday was an uncomfortable 68 percent.

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