Another day of scorching heat in Delhi, mercury rises to 40.2 Deg C

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New Delhi, Apr 22 (UNI) After pleasant weather in the first two weeks of April, Delhiites seem set for scorching hot conditions in the week ahead as the mercury today, continuing its upwards movement since last week, rose further to 40.2 Degree Celsius.

With the sun continuing to shine clear and bright in the sky, the maximum rose, from 39.6 degree C yesterday, to 40.2 degree C, three degrees above normal.

The minimum also rose to 23.9 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal.

Weatherman say the coming days could witness a further rise in mercury with heat wave conditions likely in plains of Northwest India including Delhi and Haryana.

''Current meteorological analysis suggests further rise in maximum temperature by 2-3 degree C over Northwest India. There is also a possibility of development of heat wave conditions over isolated pockets of north Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh&Delhi during the next 2-3 days,''the Met office said.

The weatherman have also forecast a rise in maximum temperature to 41 degree C tomorrow and 42 degree C on Thursday.

The Met office has forecast a mainly clear sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours.

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