At 40.1 degrees, Delhi records hottest day in March since 1945
New Delhi : On the day of Holi, Delhi recorded its hottest day in March since 1945 as the maximum temperature went to 40.1 degrees.
The Safdarjung Observatory on Monday recorded maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees, 8 notches more than the normal temperature during the month.
"It was the hottest day in March since March 31, 1945, when Delhi recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees Celsius," Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD''s regional forecasting centre, said.
"Low wind speed and plenty of sun due to clear skies over the last three to four days led to high temperatures," Srivastava added.
The city had recorded a maximum of 39.6 degrees Celsius on March 29, 1973, the third hottest day in March.
The weather stations at Najafgarh, Narela, Pitampura and Pusa recorded maximum temperatures of 41.8 degrees Celsius, 41.7 degrees Celsius, 41.6 degrees Celsius, and 41.5 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
Meanwhile, the minimum temperature of the city settled at 20.6 degrees.