The heat is on and will only get worse during the week. Cloudy skies, thunder and dust storms have been predicted for the Capital but will do little to bring down the temperature, which has steadily remained three-four degrees above normal for two weeks now.
Sunday recorded a maximum of 36.6º Celsius, three degrees above normal. The minimum at 22.1ºC was again three degrees higher than it normally is at this time of the year.
"The skies will remain partly cloudy on Monday. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 39 and 23 degrees," said a met department official.
"I had never switched on my air-conditioner so early in April but it's impossible to go without it in the afternoons," said Vikram Ahuja, a marketing professional who lives in Vasant Vihar.
In Delhi, the Ridge area was the hottest at 38ºC. In Gurgaon, the maximum was 36.3ºC while in Noida it was 35.7ºC.