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No relief for Delhites: Expect a hot day ahead

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, June 08: Sultry weather will prevail in the national capital Saturday and no relief is expected from the scorching heat for two days, the weatherman said.

At 8:30 am, the weather station at Safdarjung recorded the minimum temperature at 28 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, and humidity levels at 56 per cent.

A mirage appears on Rajpath near India Gate on a hot, summer day as mercury soars, in New Delhi

The city is likely to record a high of 43 degrees Celsius. However, private forecaster Skymet Weather predicted that the mercury could touch the 46-degree mark.

A meteorological department official predicted a mainly clear sky for the rest of the day.

Heat wave conditions are likely at isolated places in Delhi for the next two days, the official said.

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In large areas, a heatwave is declared when the mercury touches the 45-degree mark for two consecutive days and a severe heatwave is when the temperature soars to 47 degrees Celsius for two days on the trot, according to the India Meteorological Department.

In small areas, like the national capital, a heatwave is declared if the maximum temperature is recorded at 45 degrees Celsius even for a day, he said.

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