Mercury breaches 44oC mark

  • | Thursday | 10th June, 2021

New Delhi: The maximum temperature breached the 44 degrees Celsius mark in parts of Delhi on Wednesday, even as winds carrying dust from Rajasthan pushed the capital's air quality to the "very poor" category, according to India Meteorological Department. However, "widespread rainfall" is likely to bring down the mercury and pollution levels on the weekend, it said. The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for the city, recorded a minimum of 31.4 degrees Celsius, the highest minimum temperature this year so far, and a maximum of 42.2 degrees Celsius. On April 28 too, the observatory had recorded a maximum of 42.2 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature recorded this year so far, the IMD said. In Najafgarh and Pitampura, the mercury settled at 44.1 degrees Celsius and 44.3 degrees Celsius, it said.

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