A severe heatwave seared Lodhi Road, Ridge and Pusa areas, where the mercury soared to 42.6 degrees Celsius, 43.4 degrees Celsius and 44.3 degrees Celsius, respectively.
Also, the city's air quality deteriorated to the upper end of the poor category due to the dust-carrying winds blowing from Rajasthan.
Delhi experienced a hot Tuesday as the maximum temperature settled at 41.6 degrees Celsius, three points above the season’s average.
The air quality of the city was ‘poor’ with an index value of 203 at 9.05 pm, showed realtime data of the Central Pollution Control Board.
Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 degree Celsius on Friday, two notches above the normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.