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Mungeshpur hits India’s all-time high temperature in national capital

New Delhi: Two hours after Delhi recorded the country’s highest-ever temperature at 52.9 degrees Celsius, the national capital received showers Wednesday afternoon, bringing some respite from the extreme heat.

Delhi has been reeling under severe heatwave conditions over the past few days. While the maximum temperature has been hovering around the 50 degrees Celsius mark, the minimum is inching closer to the 30 degrees. The weather office had earlier warned of extreme heat. The IMD forecast for Wednesday predicted a maximum of 45.8 degrees. However, at 2.30 pm on Wednesday, the weather station in Delhi’s Mungeshpur recorded a temperature of 52.9 degrees Celsius, the highestever in any part of India.

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