Delhi records season’s hottest day, mercury could hit 40°C today

In 2017, the Delhi temperature crossed the 40-degree Celsius mark on April 14.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Soaring Delhi temperature may breach the 40-degree-Celsius mark on Wednesday, Met officials said, while confirming that Tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far with the mercury touching 38.8 degrees in some parts of the Capital.

According to the India Meteorological Department on Tuesday evening, the maximum temperature in Palam was 38.8 degrees, Lodhi Road 37.1 degrees, the Ridge 38.6 degrees and Ayanagar 38.2 degrees. Maximum temperature at Safdarjung station, which is considered Delhi’s main weather station, was recorded at 37.4 degrees Celsius, which is five degrees above what is normal for this time of the year. But Minimum temperature, at 17.3 degrees Celsius, was a degree below normal for this time of the year, resulting in a higher diurnal range.



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