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Mercury rises to 40.4 Degree C

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, June 7 (UNI) The mercury continued its upwards movement in the national capital today as the temperature rose further to 40.4 degrees Celsius.

Though the maximum temperature was one degrees below normal, bright sunlight, coupled with high humidity, led to acute perspiration keeping most people indoors.

It is the third consecutive day that the mercury has witnessed a rising trend.

After three days of pleasant weather over the weekend, which saw cool South Easterly winds and a heavily overcast sky plummet the mercury to eight to 10 degrees below normal, the mercury, rose to 38.3 degrees Celsius on Monday, and subsequently to 40 degrees Celsius yesterday.

Weathermen say the rise in mercury is largely an offshoot of the decreasing influence of the upper air cyclonic movement which lead to a heavy overcast sky and light rains over the weekend.

The coming days are likely to witness a further rise in mercury with the weather office forecasting a mainly clear sky with dust or haze and thunderstorms accompanied by squall during the next 24 hours. They have also forcast a rise in maximum temperature tomorrow to 41 degrees Celsius.


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