Mercury breaks the 40 degree Celsius mark in Delhi

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Mercury has passed the 40 degree Celsius mark in the nation’s capital (Performance)

New Delhi:

On Sunday, the mercury crossed the 40 degree Celsius mark in the national capital as the rains continued to escape the city.

The Meteorological Department has forecast light rain and partly cloudy skies for the next four to five days.

On Sunday, the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 40.2 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Humidity levels ranged from 46% to 85%.

The weather stations of Palam, Najafgarh, Ayanagar and Pusa recorded the maximum temperature between 40 degrees Celsius and 44 degrees Celsius.

The Indian Meteorological Department announced on Thursday the start of the monsoon in the national capital, two days earlier than the usual date of June 27.

However, Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather, a private weather forecast service, said the rains would remain moderate for the time being and the dry weather would remain for a few days.

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