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No respite from heat, mercury to touch 46 degrees C

heat Children playing in a pond to beat the heat. (Source: PTI)
By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: June 7, 2014 2:38 pm | Updated: June 7, 2014 2:40 pm

There was no respite in sight for Delhi from the intense heat wave with mercury likely to touch 46 degrees celsius on Saturday.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 30.8 degrees Celsius, three notches above the normal.

Humdidity was recorded at 20 per cent at 8.30 am. The MeT department has predicted a clear sky with no rain or storm for the day.

Meanwhile, Friday was the hottest this season so far with the maximum temperature at the Palam Met observatory touching 47.2 degree Celsius. This is just .2 degrees lower than the highest ever June temperature of 47.4 degree Celsius recorded on June 16, 1995 at the station. The Safdarjung observatory also recorded the season’s highest at 45 degrees Celsius on Friday. “Both stations of Delhi — Palam and Safdarjung — have recorded the highest temperature this summer so far.

There is no respite in sight, however, with the Met department predicting that the heat wave is likely to continue for the next few days. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 45 degree Celsius until June 10.

(With Inputs from PTI)

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