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No relief from heat as mercury crosses 33 deg, highest this season

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) Continuing its upwards climb, the temperature in the capital today shot up to the season's highest of 33.4 degree celsius, eight degree above normal.

Weather office said it was the highest day temperatures experienced since the beginning of February, making Delhiites feel like the summer had already arrived.

The minimum temperature today was 15.6 degree celsius, five degree above normal.

Delhi has witnessed an upward rise in mercury since the beginning of February - while the minimum temperature has been hovering around the 15 degree celsius mark in recent days, the maximum temperature rose to 32.4 degree celsius yesterday, seven degree above normal.

The hot and scorching weather has left Delhiites scouting for shelter during the day.

The hot weather has, however, exacerbated since the last few days with the 'dry weather' contributing to sultry conditions.

And, with the weather office predicting a largely clear sky over the next 24 hours, no relief seems to be forthcoming, at least in the next few days, from the scorching heat.

The BBC, too, has predicted the temperature will stay at around 32 degree celsius in the coming days while forecasting minimum temperature to be around 16 degree celsius.

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