New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The national capital saw the hottest March 23 in the past six years with the maximum temperature settling at 37.2 degrees Celsius on Thursday, seven notches above the season’s average, the Met office said. It has forecast similar weather on Friday.
“This year’s March 23 has broken the last six years’ hottest day record. We noted 30 degrees temperature in 2016, 32 in 2015, 2014 and 2013, 27 in 2012 and 34 in 2011,” an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
He added that there would be clear sky on Friday with maximum and minimum temperatures to be expected around 37 and 19 degrees Celsius, respectively.
It was a partly cloudy morning in Delhi on Thursday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the humidity oscillated between a high of 87 and low of 29 per cent.
Wednesday’s maximum temperature settled at 35.7 degrees Celsius, five degrees above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 18.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.