New Delhi: There was no respite from the sweltering heat for Delhiites on Saturday as the maximum temperature touched 43.2 degrees Celsius, the weatherman said, adding that the mercury is expected to rise further over the weekend.
While the maximum temperature was four degrees above the average, the minimum dipped a notch to settle at 27.8 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The weather office predicted a mainly clear sky Sunday, with the maximum temperature at around 44 degrees Celsius and the minimum expected to settle at 28 degrees Celsius.
The met department has forecast the mercury level will increase further over the next few days.
"There is no immediate sign of rain in the city," the official added.