The City Beautiful recorded 44.4°C on Friday which is so far the third hottest day in the past one decade in the month of June. Several roads during the peak temperature hours wore a deserted look. The sultry winds further aggravated the problem for people.
The maximum temperature soared five degrees above normal temperature, also higher than Thursday's 43.8°C. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26°C.
"Heat wave will persist, but the temperature will stabilise after two days," director, meteorological department, Surender Paul told HT.
Past two hottest days in the decade were June 1, 2012, and June 10, 2007. The Met said similar conditions would prevail on Saturday as well and had forecast that temperature would rise further. It predicted that the temperature would touch 45°C mark in next two days.