Heat unlikely to be a deterrent on poll day (Lead)

May 6th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The weather is expected to be pleasant, temperatures stay below normal, and heat is not likely to play a spoilsport when Delhi goes to polls Thursday.
Forecasting a clear weather on the election day, the Met department said the day temperature will hover around 38 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average for this time of the year.

“Like the past few days, the weather will continue to be pleasant Thursday and there maybe a fall in the day temperature,” a Safdarjung Met department official said Wednesday.

“The maximum temperature recorded (Wednesday) was 37.1 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees below the normal at this time of the year,” he said.

The minimum temperature in the capital settled at 24 degrees C.

After a light drizzle at many places Tuesday, the day temperature in Delhi has come down several degrees in the past two days, bringing relief from last week’s scorching heat to the residents of the capital.

A heat wave in parts of India last week lowered voter turnout during the nation’s general elections.

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