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Photos: Delhi sizzles at 46 degrees C, hottest day of season

Last updated on: May 20, 2013 12:15 IST

Delhi sizzles at 46 degrees C, hottest day of season

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Delhiites on Sunday reeled under heat wave conditions with the mercury soaring to over 46 degrees Celsius in some parts of the capital, which recorded the hottest day of the season so far. This was five degrees above normal. 

The temperature is expected to hover around a high of 45 degrees and low of 27 degrees on Monday.

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Image: Temperatures in the national capital are expected to soar in days to come
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The city's maximum temperature was recorded at 44.6 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung station on Sunday, whose readings are considered the official figures for the capital.

However, Palam area recorded 46.1 degrees Celsius while Ayanagar weather station recorded 45.8 degree Celsius and Ridge station recorded 45 degrees.

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Image: A boy cools himself off as he sits under a fountain on a hot summer day in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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The meteorological department has predicted a rise in temperatures in the next few days. The dry heat is likely to continue, MeT officials said.

Churu in Rajasthan continues to remain the hottest place, registering a maximum temperature of 48.5 degrees Celsius. Temperatures were higher in other states like Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. 


Image: Two Indian students walk through a dry paddy field in Raipur village in Punjab
Photographs: Ajay Verma SD/Reuters

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