With 32.5 degress Celsius, Delhi records highest temperature in February in last 15 years

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Delhiites woke up to a warm morning on Wednesday after the city recorded February's highest temperature in the last 15 years with the maximum temperature settling at 32.5 degrees Celsius.

Pedestrians cover their heads to shield from the scorching sun, on a hot summer day, in New Delhi. (PTI/REP IMAGE)

Delhiites woke up to a warm and humid morning on Wednesday after the national capital recorded February's highest temperature in the last 15 years with the maximum temperature settling at 32.5 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Wednesday, the humidity levels in the capital increased to 100 per cent and the minimum temperature settling at a notch above normal.

The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 31.5 degrees Celsius in Delhi.

According to IMD, the last highest temperature in the month of February was recorded in the year 2006 at 34.1 degrees Celsius.

Between 2009 and 2020, the highest temperature recorded in the month of February was 32.4 degrees Celsius in 2017.

According to the figures, in February 2020, the highest temperature was 27.8 degrees Celsius, 28.1 degrees Celsius in 2019 while in 2018, it went up to 32 degrees Celsius.

'The minimum temperature was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal, and the humidity was 100 per cent,' a MeT Department official said on Wednesday.

(With PTI inputs)

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