The downpour in parts of Delhi may have brought the mercury down by a few notches, but normal life took a hit in Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana with soaring temperatures.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to Twitter to say that the city managed to meet the peak demand without any power cuts.
According to the India Meteorological Department, a severe heat wave swept Delhi on Wednesday. Mercury soared to 43.5 degrees Celsius, the highest recorded this year so far.
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.