Delhi sizzles as mercury crosses 40-degreee mark

It was a sultry day in the national capital today with the mercury crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark as the summer sun blazed in a cloudless sky.

New Delhi: It was a sultry day in the national capital today with the mercury crossing the 40 degrees Celsius mark as the summer sun blazed in a cloudless sky.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 40.6 degrees, one notch above normal while the minimum settled at 24.2 degrees, two notches below normal.

Humidity in air oscillated between 64 and 22 per cent.

While the maximum was recored at 38.6 degrees in the city yesterday, the minimum had settled at 24.8 degrees.

The weatherman has warned about a dust storm likely to hit the city with the skies expected to become partially cloudy.

"There could be a dust storm or thunderstorm towards the evening in the city," said a MeT official.

The maximum and minimum temperature tomorrow are likely to be 41 and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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