New Delhi: Delhiites had to bear with
scorching heat for another day today with mercury hovering
around 44 degree Celsius.
The maximum was recorded at 44.6 degree Celsius, down
from the season`s highest of 45.4 degrees yesterday, while the
minimum was recorded at 32 degrees. The minimum was the
highest for May in the past five years.
The humidity oscillated between 15 and 47 per cent.
Palam, where the IGI airport is located, recorded a
maximum of 45.4 degrees while the minimum was at 34 degrees.
The Weatherman has predicted no relief for the
capital, with the temperature likely to oscillate between 30
and 44 degree Celsius. There could also be the possibility of
dust and thunderstorm tomorrow.
The city had recorded a high of 44.4 degrees last
week. The last time the temperature surpassed the 44-degree
mark in the month of May was in 2006 when the seventh day of
the month recorded 44.5 degrees.
The previous highest in the decade was recorded on May
19, 2002 when it touched 46 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature in the month of May was 43
degrees in 2009 (May 19), 43 degrees in 2008 (May 5) and 42.7
degrees in 2007 (May 16). The all-time record for the month
was on May 29, 1944 when the mercury touched 47.2 degrees.