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Temperature drops to 40 Deg C in Delhi

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, May 9 (UNI) The heat wave in Delhi seems to have abated, at least for now.

With the maximum temperature dropping to 40 Degree Celsius, it is the first time since the beginning of May that the mercury has recorded normal level.

The drop in temperature, from 41.4 Degree C yesterday, was a tremendous relief for the people of Delhi, who have been experiencing a searing heat wave for nearly a week.

However, the high level of humidity continued to leave Delhites perspiring.

The minimum temperature too witnessed a drop to 24 degree C, from 25 Degree C yesterday.

Weathermen said the heat wave sweeping through the Capital in the last week, which saw the mercury touching a five-year high of 44.5 Degree C on Saturday, had abated.

The drop in mercury to normal levels since yesterday is partly due to the high speed South westerlies flowing through the air.

The weather office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi with dust and haze and a likelihood of thunderstorms in some areas.

The comfortable weather is likely to persist in the coming week, they say. The maximum temperature tomorrow would be 40 Degree C. The BBC has forecast light showers for tomorrow.

The last time the mercury touched high levels in the month of May was in 2002 when the maximum temperature rose to 46 Degree C on May 19, 2002, and touched 45 degrees C on May 10 and May 12 the same year.

The highest temperature ever in May has been recorded at 47.2 Degree C on May 29, 1944.

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