At 39.2 degrees Celsius, Delhi on Sunday recorded the hottest day of March in the past six years, an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
"The maximum temperature in the capital Sunday soared to 39.2 degrees Celsius, seven notches above the average. This is the hottest day reported in the month of March in the past six years," the official told IANS.
The minimum temperature Sunday was 19.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the average for this time of the season. Delhi Saturday recorded a maximum of 36.1 degrees Celsius.
The weatherman has forecast the maximum and minimum temperatures Monday would hover around 39 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius respectively.
On March 23, 2004, Delhi recorded the hottest day in the month of March when maximum temperature settled at 39.2 degrees Celsius, while on March 31, 1945, the capital recorded an all-time high of 40.6 degrees Celsius.