While the city sizzled at 39 degrees Celsius, IMD suggests that the city will witness 38 degrees temperature for the rest of the week.
The previous highest temperature recorded in the month was in April 1931 where the temperature soared to 38.3 degrees.
With increase in temperature, several accidental fires have been reported in the city as well as the rise in the number of people suffering from heat stroke too seems to have gone up. According to reports, sales of coolers and AC in the city had skyrocketed in the past few weeks.
The state is currently reeling under drought with several districts and cities running dry for the past few weeks, forcing people to leave their towns and move to Bengaluru and Mysore in search of jobs.
The mercury in North Karnataka is rising and the highest recorded temperature in recent days has been 44 degree Celsius.