Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The heat wave that gripped Delhi on Thursday is not expected to loosen its grip on Friday.
"The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 45 degrees Celsius," said an India Meteorological Department official.
The minimum temperature was recorded a notch above the season`s average at 29.4 degrees Celsius.
Humidity at 8:30 am was 42 percent.
Delhi reeled under intense heat on Thursday as the maximum temperature settled four notches above the average at 44.7 degrees Celsius, making it the season`s hottest day yet.
The residents of the city, especially those who ventured out, had a tough time dealing with the scorching sun accompanied by hot winds yesterday.
Traffic was scarce during the day and two-wheeler riders in particular suffered the most.
With their faces and arms covered, many of them could be seen taking a break under the shade of a tree or a flyover and almost every roadside kiosk selling cold drinks, lemonades or ice-creams witnessed a steady flow of customers.
Meanwhile, Thursday morning was sunny and the minimum temperature settled at 27.7 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.
Wednesday was hot and sunny as the maximum temperature settled three notches above the season`s average at 43.4 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature settled two notches below the season`s average at 26 degrees Celsius.
(With IANS inputs)