Hottest day in a decade in Delhi

Delhiites are getting roasted on the hottest day ever in a decade on Thursday with the city recording a temperature of 45.4 degrees Celsius.

Last Updated: May 31, 2012, 17:18 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Delhiites are sweltering on the hottest day ever in a decade on Thursday with the city recording a temperature of 45.4 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature for today recorded at 31.3 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal.

The entire NCR region too, seems to be sweltering as the mercury doesn’t seem to relent.

While Gurgaon is sizzling at 47.5 degrees Celsius, Noida and Faridabad are scorching at 46 and 47 degrees Celsius respectively.

However the hottest place in the country is Sriganganagar which is getting roasted at a whopping 48.7 degrees Celsius. The temperature in Hisar hit 47.5 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature in New Delhi on Wednesday crossed 45 degrees Celsius with the capital also witnessing a high demand for power. Hot `loo` winds worsened the discomfort for the people, particularly those who work in the outdoors.

Humidity recorded at 8.30 am Thursday was 24 percent.