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Hottest day in Delhi as temperature touches 44.7 degrees

PTI 05 Jun 2014, 19:17:00 IST
New Delhi: Delhi experienced the hottest day of the season with the mercury touching 44.7 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature was four degrees above normal, the Met department said.

The maximum temperature in Palam was recorded at 46.6 degrees Celsius which is also highest for the area for the season.

The previous highest for the season was recorded on May 29 when temperature was 43.7 degrees.

The minimum temperature settled at 27.7 degrees which was normal for this time of summer. Humidity, which oscillated between 22 and 63 per cent, added to the misery of the residents.

 People, who ventured out of their residences and offices had to suffer due to the sizzling heat and humid weather conditions.