New Delhi: The maximum temperature in Delhi touched 45.7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the highest for the month of May in last 10 years, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Thursday's maximum temperature was six notches above the average temperature. The second highest temperature recorded in the month of May in last 10 years was when the mercury touched 45.4 degrees Celsius in 2010.

The highest recorded temperature in May was 47.2 degrees Celsius in 1944. The minimum temperature on Thursday too settled five notches above the average at 31.4 degree Celsius.

Similar weather conditions are expected on Friday as the weather office has said the heat wave would continue to sweep across the city. The maximum and minimum temperatures on Friday are expected to hover around 45 and 32 degrees Celsius, an IMD official said.

(Agencies)

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