Light showers and hailstorm in parts of the capital today brought respite for Delhiites from the searing heat and is expected to bring down the mercury below 40 degrees in the next 24 hours.
The maximum temperature today was recorded at 41 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal, while the minimum was at 27.1 degrees, three degrees above normal, the Met office said.
On Sunday , the maximum was recorded at 39.4 degrees while the minimum was recorded at 26.3 degrees, two notches above normal.
The Weathermen predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of duststorm/thunderstorm, accompanied with squall in some parts of the national capital.
They said that the minimum and maximum temperature in the next 24 hours will settle at 26 degrees and 39 degree Celsius respectively.
Friday witnessed the season's highest of 44.2 degrees.
The maximum temperature was keeping an upward trend in the past few days forcing a majority of the Delhiites to remain indoors and use protective cover to escape from the scorching sun.
In the past 10 years, the month of May has five times recorded the maximum of over 44 degree Celsius. The record temperature was 46 degree Celsius on May 19, 2002. The all-time record for the month was on May 29, 1944 when the mercury soared to 47.2 degree Celsius.