Delhi sizzles at 43° C, year's highest temperature so far; no respite today

Delhi on Wednesday witnessed the first severe heat wave of the year with its maximum temperature soaring to 43-degree Celsius, the highest recorded so far this year. According to the met department, a respite from the heat is not likely in the national capital even on Wednesday. The highest temperature was recorded in the Najafgarh area at 44.4-degree Celsius, followed by Pitampura (44.3) and Mungeshpur (44.3). Lodhi Road, Ridge and Pusa areas witnessed severe heat wave with the mercury soaring to 42.6-degree Celsius, 43.4-degree Celsius and 44.3-degree Celsius, respectively, seven notches above the average temperature.

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