Delhiites reeled under a scorching 43.2 degrees Celsius on Saturdy, which was the highest temperature for the season so far. And the bad news is that it is likely to get worse in the coming days.
The day temperature on Saturday was four degrees above normal while the minimum temperature at 24.8 degrees Celsius remained one degree below normal, said a meteorological department official.
There was no respite from the sweltering heat for Delhiites as humidity oscillated between 67 per cent and 16 per cent. Weather predictions suggest that the temperature will rise in the coming days.
The weatherman has predicted a clear sky for Sunday and forecast the maximum and minimum temperatures to remain at 43 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Palam, however, recorded 45.2 C - the highest in the national Capital - on Saturday. The highest ever temperature ever to be recorded at Palam was 48.1 degrees Celsius.
It was recorded on May 29, 1998. According to Met department officials, West Delhi registers more temperature than East because it sits directly in the pathway of the heat wave, coming from Haryana and Rajasthan.