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Delhi reels under heat wave, mercury hovers near 45 degree C

Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 20:56

New Delhi: Delhi sizzled under the heat wave as mercury climbed to 44.6 degree Celsius on Sunday, the highest for the season after yesterday`s 43.2 degrees Celsius.

A Meteorological Department official said that heat wave conditions are prevailing in the national capital and suggested further rise in temperatures in the coming days.

Tomorrow is going to be hotter with maximum and minimum temperatures expected to remain at 45 and 27 deg C respectively, the official said.

The day temperature today was five notches above normal while the minimum temperature at 25.9 degrees Celsius was normal for this part of the season.

Humidity oscillated between 68 per cent and 19 per cent.


First Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 20:56
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