New Delhi: The mercury crossed the 40 degree
mark again in the capital today, ending the four day respite
from searing heat.
The mercury soared to a high of 40.7 degree Celsius,
which was one notch above normal and up by 1.7 degrees from
yesterday`s 39 degrees, the Met department said.
The minimum was recorded at 26.2 degree Celsius, also one
degree above normal. Yesterday, the lowest temperature was
The humidity levels oscillated between 21 and 54 per
The maximum temperature was recorded at 35.5 degree
Celsius on Thursday and it had remained under 40 degree
Celsius till yesterday.
The Met officials have forecast mainly clear sky tomorrow
and said the mercury will remain between 26 and 41 degree
The temperature had shown a declining trend in the past
few days after touching a high of 43.7 degrees on April 24. A
day later, the minimum had touched a 41-year high of 30.6