Delhi records 39.5°C almost seven notches above season's average

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National Capital Delhi recorded 39.5 degrees Celsius, almost seven notches above the season's average. The minimum temperature stood at 22 degree Celsius which was two notches above the season's average. The MeT department said, the reason is warmer air being brought by westerly winds. It said, the prevailing heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha will continue today. It said, maximum temperatures will remain above normal by 2 to 3 degree Celcius over most parts of south peninsula and by 3 to 4 degree Celcius over parts of interior Maharashtra and some parts of west and central India during next 48 hours.

The Weatherman said, thunderstorm accompanied with squall, gusty winds and lightning at expected today in Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, South Interior Karnataka and North-Eastern States. (AIR)