The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 36.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, three notches above season's average, the India Meteorological Department said.
The minimum temperature in the city settled at 27.5 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal, it said.
The relative humidity recorded at 5.30 pm was 56 per cent.
The weatherman has predicted ''generally cloudy sky with moderate rain'' for Delhi on Friday.
According to weather experts, good rainfall in the last 10 days of the month is expected to cover the precipitation deficit in the national capital.
Normally, the capital gauges 247.7 mm rainfall in August. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier predicted normal rainfall for Delhi this month.
Delhi's air quality was in the ''moderate'' category on Tuesday.
Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed that the hourly air quality index (AQI) at 7.05 pm here stood at 168.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good'', 51 and 100 'satisfactory'', 101 and 200 'moderate'', 201 and 300 'poor'', 301 and 400 'very poor'', and 401 and 500 'severe''.
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