Thursday brings dust, haze and heat in Delhi

The national capital was unusually warmer on Thursday with a dust haze clouding everything and the minimum temperature at 34.7 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the average for this time of the year.

Last Updated: Jun 03, 2010, 11:21 AM IST

New Delhi: The national capital was unusually warmer on Thursday with a dust haze clouding everything and the minimum temperature at 34.7 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the average for this time of the year.

The low was higher than Wednesday`s 34 degrees when it broke a five-year record.

"Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.7 degrees Celsius Thursday which was seven degrees above normal for this time of the year," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The city also experienced duststorm in many parts.

"The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 41 degrees Celsius with the possibility of dust and thunderstorm followed by a little rain in some parts," the official said.

IANS