New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) It was a hot day here with the mercury touching the 40 degrees mark in some parts of the national capital.

The Safdarjung observatory — the recording of which is considered official for the city — registered a maximum temperature of 38.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above the normal, said a meteorological department official.

The Palam observatory registered a high of 40 degrees Celsius and the Lodhi Road observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, the official said.

The minimum temperature was pegged at 20 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

The humidity level was between 75 and 18 per cent.

The weatherman has predicted overcast conditions and light rain and thunder storm for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 40 and 22 degrees Celsius tomorrow,” the official said.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures settled at 36.7 and 18.2 degrees respectively.

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