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Delhi continued to reel under the ongoing heat wave as it recorded a maximum temperature of 43.6 degrees Celsius on Thursday, which is the highest maximum temperature recorded in July in the city in the last 90 years.
At Delhi’s Safdarjung Observatory, the maximum temperature recorded was 43.6 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 32 degrees Celsius.
This is the highest maximum temperature recorded in July in the city in the last 90 years. On July 1, 1931, the maximum temperature was 45 degrees Celsius. The previous high in July was recorded on July 2, 2012, when the temperature soared to 43.5 degrees Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department has said the heat wave conditions are likely to continue over the North Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, North Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for the next two days.
“Due to likely dry westerly/southwesterly winds from Pakistan to northwest India at lower levels, heat wave conditions in isolated/some pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and northwest Madhya Pradesh (are likely) during next two days,” the IMD said.
The maximum temperature across the plains has crossed 40 degrees Celsius in the last few days, the IMD noted.
However, Delhi is likely to have some respite from the heat wave on Friday and Saturday when it is expected to receive light rain which may bring down its soaring temperatures by some degrees, IMD said.
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