• Delhi recorded the hottest day in March since 1945 with Mercury touching 40.1 degree centigrade

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    New Delhi: The national capital of India reeled under a “severe” heatwave yesterday as the maximum temperature recorded 40.1 degree centigrade, making it the hottest day in March in 76 years.

    The India Meteorological Department observed that the city had recorded a maximum temperature of 40.1 degrees on the day of Holi, eight notches more than the normal.

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    "It was the hottest day in March since March 31, 1945, when Delhi recorded a maximum of 40.5 degrees Celsius," he said.

    "Low wind speed and plenty of sun due to clear skies over the last three to four days led to high temperatures," Srivastava said.

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    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.

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