New Delhi, June 5: There were no signs of any respite from heat on Sunday as the mercury in some parts of the national capital touched 47 degrees Celsius, with the average maximum shooting up to 44.6 degrees — four notches above the average.
The minimum temperature on Sunday was 30.4 degrees, three notches above the season’s average.
The humidity levels oscillated between 44 and 15 per cent, weather department officials said.
The mercury is expected to drop a few notches on Monday and respite is likely on June 6 in the form of thunderstorm and rain.
The maximum temperature in the Ridge area and Ayanagar crossed 46 degrees while Palam was the hottest at 47 degrees that qualifies for heat-wave conditions. The maximum temperature in Gurugram and Faridabad was 44.6 degrees, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Several places, including hill station Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu recorded highest temperatures of the season.
In Shimla, more than 2,000 metres above the mean sea level, the maximum temperature was recorded at 30.1 degrees. Heat wave conditions prevailed in Jammu at 43.3 degrees.
The heat wave engulfed a major part of Rajasthan, including state capital Jaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.
On Saturday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 42.6 and 28.7 degrees Celsius, respectively.
With inputs from Agencies