With mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius mark in some parts of the city, the national Capital reeled under the sweltering heat on Saturday. According to the Met officials, heat wave conditions will prevail in the city for the next few days with spells of heavy dust storm during evenings.
The maximum and minimum temperature for the day was recorded five degrees above normal at 44.5 degrees and 33.2 degrees Celsius, respectively. The humidity level oscillated between 27 per cent and 61 per cent.
Palam area recorded 44.5 degree Celsius (five notches above normal), while the Met office at Safdarjung recorded a maximum of 42.6 degree Celsius (four notches above normal) during the day. The city has been witnessing hot days of late, with mercury hovering above 40 degree Celsius.
According to Met officials, the maximum temperature is likely to remain at around 45 degrees on Sunday while the minimum may rise to 33 degrees, with spells of dust and thunderstorm.
The maximum for Sunday is predicted somewhere between 43 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius with partially clouded sky and intermittent dust and thunderstorm.