The sweltering heat had the residents restless on Wednesday as the mercury touched 40.2 degrees Celsius.
The Met has forecast partly cloudy sky over the next couple of days. But subsequently, the temperature will continue to climb and touch 45 degrees Celsius.
The Chandigarh Meteorological Centre weather bulletin said the maximum temperature on Wednesday was two notches above the normal day temperature, and minimum temperature that was recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, was one degree above normal.
The weather forecast released by Chandigarh Meteorological Centre said the sky would remain mainly clear on Thursday and would be partly cloudy in the subsequent two days. But that won’t give much relief from the scorching heat, as the maximum temperature is likely to hover above 40 degrees Celsius.
In the region, Hisar remained the hottest at 43.8 degrees Celsius, followed by Amritsar at 42.8 degrees Celsius. Narnaul and Ludhiana both recorded 42 degrees Celsius.