Delhi experienced its hottest day in June on Sunday with maximum temperature touching 44.8 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature was six degrees above normal. The minimum temperature, at 29.8 degrees was also one degree above normal.
“Today the weather was the worst so far. I had to stay indoors the whole day despite it being a Sunday,” said Natasha Deb, a student.
The weekend crowd gave favourite sports like India Gate and Connaught Place a miss. The high humidity levels, oscillating between 67 per cent and 20 per cent, also played spoilsport for Delhiites.
"Being inside the house was no relief either. The cooler proved useless because of the high humidity," said Priyank Mathur, a businessman. According to the Met department, Monday is going to be worse.
“The maximum temperature is expected to rise above 45 degrees Celsius and will continue to increase during the rest of the week,” said the weatherman.
“My Sunday was ruined. I had planned to go shopping but as soon as I got out of the house, I had to abandon the idea as it was unbearably hot,” said Richa Agarwal.
The Met department have also ruled out the possibility of rain in the coming week.
“The sky is likely to be clear in the coming few days and there is no possibility of rain,” said a Met department official.
“Most of my friends are escaping to cooler parts of the country. If it continues to be this hot, I might take a vacation too,” said Gaurav Mittal, who works in a BPO.
The maximum temperature on Saturday was 43.2 degrees and the minimum was 27.8. Phalodi in Rajasthan was the hottest in the country at 48.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday.