If you thought Thursday was the hottest day of the season so far, you were right. The city sizzled as the mercury touched 44.4 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest May 13 in five years. But some parts of the city saw thunderstorms in the evening.
The maximum temperature of the day was four degrees above normal, said the weatherman. The temperature in Palam touched a scorching 46 degrees Celsius. But there is good news ahead.
“The temperatures are expected to come down in the coming two days,” said B.P. Yadav, director, Weather Forecast, Indian Meteorological Department. There are no chances of rain, he said.
“The temperature has not come down despite the thunderstorm in the evening. It has become humid,” said Vaishali Sharma, a student, who was in Connaught Place then.
Last time the temperatures crossed the 44 degree Celsius in May was four years ago, in 2006, when the temperature touched 44.5 degrees on May 7. The city had recorded a high of 43.7 degrees on April 24, but since then, the temperature had been declining.