According to MeT department, the minimum temperature for the day settled at 29.4 degree Celsius, which was a notch above normal. The temperature is expected to register a steep rise during the day as the city.
Humidity level was recorded at 42 per cent in the city at 8:30 AM. There seems to be no respite for Delhiites from the scorching heat in the next couple of days as the weatherman has predicted that the day temperature may continue to hover around 45 degree Celsius and the minimum around 30 degree Celsius till June 10.
Yesterday's 44.7 degree Celsius was the highest for the day in five years. The maximum temperature at Safdurjung observatory, considered to be the official reading for the city, was four degrees above normal, the Met department said.
The mercury had soared to 46.6 degrees Celsius in Palam area which is also highest for the season. The maximum temperature at Aaya Nagar in South East Delhi was recorded at 46 degrees while it was 45.8 degrees in the ridge areas.