Delhi turns hotter as mercury rises to 41.8 C

Today's maximum was four degrees above normal for this period of time and up by 2.1 degrees from yesterday. The maximum has been hovering below 40 degrees for the past few days.

The Weatherman attributed the rise in maximum to a clear sky and the moving away of western disturbance.

The minimum, however, showed a decline to 24.4 degrees from yesterday's 24.7 degrees, which was one degree above normal. Humidity oscillated between 54 and 13 per cent.

Last week's dip in temperature was attributed to a western disturbance over the region. It resulted in rains in Jammu and Kashmir which in turn helped in cooling the capital.

Predicting a rise in temperature for tomorrow, the Met office has said it is expected to reach a maximum of 42 degrees while the low is likely to be around 26 degrees.
According to National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), the maximum in the next three days are likely to be above 41 degrees and the minimum above 27 degrees.

The NCMRWF predicted 41 degrees and minimum 27 degrees for tomorrow while on Wednesday, the temperatures are likely to oscillate between 42 degrees and 28 degrees.
On Thursday, the maximum is likely to be around 41 degrees and minimum 28 degrees.

The temperature had shown a declining trend in the past few days after touching a high of 43.7 degrees last Saturday. A day later, the minimum had touched a 41-year high of 30.6 degrees.
The all-time record for April was on the 29th day in 1941 when the mercury touched 45.6 degrees.

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