Severe heat wave persisted in the national capital with mercury expected to be around 45 degree Celsius today.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.6 degree Celsius, one notch above normal while yesterday's maximum settled at 44.9 degree Celsius, according to a MeT department report.
Humidity was recorded at 20-50 per cent in the morning hours. The MeT department has predicted a clear sky with no rain or storm for the day.
These readings were of the Safdarjung observatory, considered to be the official reading for the city.
Yesterday, the temperature in Palam area settled at 47 degree Celsius, a day after it registered a scorching 47.2 degree Celsius, the hottest in the last 19 years.
While the maximum temperature at Aaya Nagar in South East Delhi was recorded at 46.5 degree yesterday.