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No relief for Delhiites as mercury continues upward climb

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New Delhi, Apr 6 (UNI) There seemed to be no respite from scorching heat for people of Delhi today as the the mercury, continuing its upwards climb, shot up to 38 degree C, more than two degrees above normal.

With the minimum temperature staying at yesterday's level of 20.2 Degree C, two degrees above normal, people were left perspiring, despite the capital witnessing a fresh wave of North Westerlies.

Delhi has been experiencing extremely hot weather for the last more than a week, resulting in most of the people remaining confined to the comfort of their homes or offices.

Today being a holiday in most Government offices, schools and colleges, the city wore a deserted look with even those venturing out preferring to do so in their air conditioned vehicles while officegoers remaining ensconsed in the comfort of their offices.

The coming days are likely to witness hotter climes with the weather office forecasting a mainly clear sky in the next 24 hours and a maximum temperature of around 38 Degree C tomorrow.

Also, the BBC has predicted that the intensity of North Westerly winds, which have been bringing some relief from scorching heat in the past few days, would decrease in the coming says. It has also forecast the maximum temperature to rise to 39 Degree C and the minimum to 22 Degree C on Sunday.

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