New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Delhi's heated summer days continued Thursday with the maximum temperature settling at 45.4 degrees Celsius-the highest in this season as of now withfive notches above the average. The met department forecast some respite in the form of squall later in the night.
"The sky is likely to turn partly cloudy towards the night. A dust storm or squall may occur in some parts," said an official from India Meteorological Department (IMD).
"Temperature is likely to drop from June 1. Maximum and minimum temperature will stay around 44 and 32 degrees Celsius," the official added.
Minimum temperature recorded was 31.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above the average for the season.
While the city has been braving blistering heat over the last two weeks, long power cuts Thursday added to the woes. Parts of south Delhi faced an over 7-hour long power cut due to a snag in three 220 KV circuits.
"We are working on the restoration. We have a simultaneously load shedding programme going on, so we are finding the reasons for the snag," an official from distcom BSES told IANS.
The national capital has been witnessing a high demand for power at over 5,000 MW per day.
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