At 46 Degrees, Hottest Day in Delhi in 16 Years

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At 46 Degrees, Hottest Day in Delhi in 16 Years

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New Delhi:  Delhi today recorded its hottest day in 16 years with temperature at the Palam airport touching 46 degree Celsius.

However, maximum temperature recorded at Safdarjung, considered the standard temperature for the city, was at 43.6 degree Celsius.

There has been no respite from the searing heat the last two days. Wednesday morning was sunny and the minimum temperature settled two notches below the season's average at 25.6 degree Celsius.

The highest temp ever recorded at Palam was 48.4 degree Celsius on May 26, 1998.

For the next two days the Indian Meterological Department (IMD) has given a heat wave warning for Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, and have warned that temperatures could rise further by two-three degrees.

Precaution is the best word till the monsoon arrives which is running a bit late. The IMD has predicted the onset of monsoon in Kerala on June 5. Normally Monsoon arrives in Kerala on June 1.


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