After days of pleasant weather, Delhi on Monday recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal. And the minimum temperature was recorded as 18.3 degrees, 3 degrees above normal.
The temperatures are expected to keep rising from Tuesday. The maximum temperature may go up to 37 degrees on Tuesday and 39 degrees by Friday.
"The effect of the western disturbance is waning and we are expecting the temperatures to rise once again. There may be thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday, but they will not bring down the temperature," a Met department official said.
The city has been experiencing pleasant weather and rainfall for the past week, bringing relief to its people.
"The weather has been brilliant for the past week. Monday, sadly, was sunny and hot and I am dreading the days to come," said Manisha Aggarwal, a school teacher.
"My family has been spending its evenings at India Gate. Once the heat wave comes, we will have to head for the malls," said BK Gupta, a resident of Lajpat Nagar.
The Met department has not predicted any rain in the next five days. "The western disturbance has moved eastwards and no rainfall is expected in the city. It will bring rain to eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal," the official said.