New Delhi: Delhiites got no respite from the harsh summer sun for another day on Sunday with mercury remaining at above 40 degree Celsius and hot winds blowing across the city.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 41.6 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal and a meagre decline from the season's highest of 42 degrees on Saturday.
The minimum temperature rose sharply to 24.3 degree Celsius, one degree below normal, from Sunday's 19.8 degrees.
Humidity levels oscillated between 21 and 61 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky which is expected to clear later on. The maximum and the minimum temperatures are expected to remain at 41 and 24 degree Celsius respectively.
In May last year, the mercury had touched a high of 45 degree Celsius on the last day of the month. The record for the month of May was 47.2 degree Celsius recorded on 29th day of the month in 1944.
Weather Office had predicted that the city will witness a dry spell and significant increase in maximum temperature during the first week of May.
"Due to frequent passage of Western Disturbances close to Delhi NCR the day temperatures have been near normal so far in the current summer season. This scenario has changed," a senior MeT official said.