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Updated: May 21, 2013 09:47 IST

Relentless heat wave leaves Delhi scorched

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Girls taking all precautions against the scorching sun in the Capital on Monday.
Photo: S. Subramanium
Girls taking all precautions against the scorching sun in the Capital on Monday. Photo: S. Subramanium

There seems to be no relief from the prevailing heat wave conditions for Delhiites with the city on Monday recording a maximum temperature of 45 degree Celsius -- five degrees above normal. The minimum temperature was recorded three degrees above normal at 29.3 degree Celsius.

“Delhi and the National Capital Region are currently experiencing heat wave conditions which began from May 18 and is likely to continue for at least a week,” said a Met official.

The official added that the present condition was partly because of the absence of any western disturbances in Delhi-NCR and the surrounding areas.

The heat wave conditions are likely to continue till the fourth week of May with a marginal decrease in temperature during the coming weekend.

The maximum temperature is expected to range from 44 degrees to 46 degrees Celsius in the region till May 24. “Since the past 10 years this is likely to be the second such instance of a prolonged heat-wave spell over Delhi-NCR in May,” said the weatherman.

The ten-day advance experimental forecast for heat wave in Delhi and NCR conducted by the Regional Meteorological Centre for the current summer season has also shown that heat wave conditions will persist in third week of May.

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