The city on Tuesday recorded its hottest day of summer so far with the mercury climbing to 40.2 degree Celsius, four degrees above normal. The minimum temperature recorded during the day was 20.8 degree Celsius, a degree below normal.
The hottest part of the city was Palam with the maximum temperature being recorded at 41.5 degrees.
Experts said the coming days, however, are expected to be cooler with the temperature expected to remain under 38 degrees.
“The city can expect mainly clear skies on Tuesday. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 38 degrees and 21 degrees Celsius, respectively,” said a senior meteorological department official. Sunday and Monday, however, will be overcast with chances of a drizzle.
The hottest Tuesday of the month also came with some relief with a minor squall in the evening which brought along with it a mild dust storm and high-speed winds.
“The day was a scorcher. The temperature has already climbed to 40 degrees.
I wonder what is in store for the city in the coming days,” said Rakesh Sharma, a Karol Bagh resident. The maximum temperature in the last few days has been hovering around the 37 degree mark.
The temperatures in April tend to climb up to 40 degrees in the second half of the month. The highest temperature ever recorded in April is 45.6 degrees.