New Delhi: Felt uncomfortably hot and sweaty since early in the day? Don`t be surprised. The minimum temperature recorded early Wednesday was six degrees above average and has broken a five year record.
"The minimum temperature recorded this (Wednesday) morning was 34 degrees Celsius. This is six degrees above average and the highest minimum temperature recorded on June 2 in the last five years," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told reporters.
In 2009, the minimum temperature recorded June 2 was 25 degrees Celsius. In 2008, it was 26, in 2007 it was 31, in 2006 it was 22 and in 2005 it was 29 degrees.
"The rise in the minimum temperature is mainly because of the westerly winds blowing over the capital. There is a possibility of dust haze too during the day. The maximum temperature is likely to touch 44 degrees Celsius," the official said.
"However, during the evening there is a likelihood of a thunderstorm which may bring some relief from the heat," the official added.
On Tuesday, the maximum and the minimum temperatures were recorded at 44.1 and 28 degrees Celsius respectively.