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Heatwave set to return to Delhi
Delhi is expected to witness yet another heatwave
Delhi is bracing for another searing heatwave with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said
The maximum temperature is expected to touch the 44-degree mark next week, the IMD has warned
Partly cloudy weather kept the mercury below the 40-degree mark at most places in the national capital on Friday.
The Safdarjung Observatory -- Delhi's base station -- recorded a maximum temperature of 39.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal for this time of the year.
The IMD predicted the maximum temperature may increase by three to five degrees Celsius in most parts of northwest India during the next five days.
The mercury is likely to touch the 44-degree mark in Delhi by Thursday, it said.
The city has recorded eight heatwave days in April this year, the maximum since 11 such days witnessed in the month in 2010.
A severe heatwave is declared if the departure from normal temperature is more than 6.4 notches, according to the IMD.