New Delhi, May 24: There is a possibility of a dust storm and thunderstorm in the national capital today even as “the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover at 42 and 26 degrees respectively,” a Met department official said.  On Wednesday, the city experienced heatwave conditions with the temperature touching 43 degrees Celsius. This is three degrees higher than the season’s average, said the official. The minimum temperature settled at 26.7 degrees Celsius which is normal for this time of the year, the official said. Also Read - Congress Leader Booked For Hiding His Nizamuddin Visit; His Family Test COVID-19+

According to a Met department notification, heatwave conditions are likely to prevail in northwest India and Central India till this weekend. States which would have up to 75% places under the heat spell were Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan. The department has put them on extreme heat alert and has said the heatwave spell is likely to exceed six days. Next up are the state with about half the area experiencing heatwave. These are Punjab, west Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha region. With varied severity of heat, heatwave is likely to exceed four days here. Gujarat, east Madhya Pardesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and UP are the places that are largely unaffected but have about a fourth of the region experiencing the heatwave. Here, the condition is likely to prevail for two days. Also Read - After Doctors, 3 Cancer Patients Test Covid-19+ at Delhi State Cancer Institute

Delhi recorded it hottest day of the season on Tuesday with the mercury soaring to 46 degrees Celsius in some parts. The humidity level oscillated between 56 and 19 per cent. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature settled at 44 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 26.2 degrees respectively. Also Read - Coronavirus: Gurugram Identifies Nine Containment Zones, Is Your Area Included? | Read List Here