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Delhi sees hottest July 10, power demand at record high

Posted on Jul 10 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 10 : It was the hottest July 10 in the past two years in the capital, with the maximum temperature soaring up to 41 degrees Celsius - six notches above the season's average. The sweltering heat pushed the power demand to the highest yet - 5,789 MW.

"It was the hottest July 10 in the past two years," said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The Delhi government said the peak demand for electricity was successfully met.

"The maximum demand today (Thursday) was 5,789 MW at 4.11 pm. This is the highest demand Delhi has ever met," a Delhi government official said.

The Met Office has forecast a cloudy Friday.

"The skies will be clear in the morning but will turn partly cloudy noon onwards," he added.

Thursday's minimum temperature settled at 30 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average.

Friday's maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 41 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius, according to weather official.

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