Though a partly cloudy sky is predicted for the next four days with possibility of light rain, hot weather continued in tricity on Wednesday.
According to the Chandigarh meteorological centre, the maximum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 42°C, which is three notches above normal.
The minimum temperature, which was recorded at 24.2°C, remained normal.
According to forecasting bulletin of the meteorological centre, the sky will be partly cloudy with possibility of thundery development or light rain for the next four days till Sunday.
The change in the weather will also bring the day temperature down by a few notches.
The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 40°C and the minimum will continue with current conditions at around 25°C.
The Chandigarh meteorological centre has also issued a special warning that dust storm or thunderstorm may occur with wind speed exceeding 45 km per hour at isolated places in Haryana and Punjab.