The city on Thursday experienced strong winds,which,at speeds of up to 40 kilometres per hour,kicked up dust even as they provided some relief from the rising temperatures.
The strong surface winds,blowing north from southern India due to pressure differences between the two regions,will continue for the next two days,though they will be weaker,officials at the Meteorological department said.
The city recorded a maximum temperature of 32.8 degree Celsius on Thursday,while the minimum temperature was 19.2 degree Celsius. The highest temperatures were recorded at the Palam and Ayanagar stations of the Met department,at 33 and 34 degree Celsius respectively.
Early morning temperatures,the days minimum,were the highest in East Delhi with the Yamuna Sports Complex and Noida stations of the Met department recording more than 21 degree Celsius. The Met department has predicted a rise in temperature on Friday,taking the maximum to 35 degree Celsius. However,no drastic rise is expected over the weekend.
Temperatures are expected to remain more or less the same for the next few days,and not much change is expected, said B P Yadav,Director,Indian Meteorological Department,on Thursday.
The IMD has predicted that temperatures will remain between 19 and 37 degree Celsius till the end of the month. Chances of rain have been predicted after Saturday.