With heat wave like conditions persisting in the National Capital, the maximum temperature is likely to touch 46 degrees Celcius on Thursday.
The mercury rose by a few notches in the national capital on Thursday morning to settle at 26.8 degrees Celsius, with heat wave likely to sweep Delhi for the next one week.
The maximum temperature is expected to hit 44 degrees Celsius later in the day, according to the MeT office.
The minimum temperature settled at 26.8 degrees Celsius while the relative humidity was recorded at 41 per cent, a MeT department official said.
"Heat wave conditions are expected in some pockets of the city with temperature soaring up to 44 degrees," an official said.
The weatherman has forecast heatwave conditions for the next seven days.
The city had recorded a high of 43.1 degrees Celsius and a low of 23.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, there will no respite for the people of Delhi in the days ahead either, with the weather conditions likely to remain the same till next Wednesday.
For Thursday, the weather office has predicted severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets of East Uttar Pradesh. It has also forecast heatwave conditions in most parts, with severe heat wave in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan and Vidarbha.
Heat wave conditions are also expected in some parts over west Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Marathwada and in isolated pockets of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, east Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, central Maharashtra, interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.