Dusty winds continued to sweep the national capital on Thursday as the maximum temperature settled at 40.5 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
Delhiites woke up to a windy and dusty morning with the mercury settling at 33 degrees Celsius, five notches above the normal.
Humidity was between 49 and 31 per cent. Dust-laden winds have created haze in Delhi-NCR since Wednesday.
The weatherman has forecast haze and strong dust-raising winds with a wind speed of 15-25 kilometer per hour. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle at 40 and 32 degrees Celsius respectively.
Earlier on Wednesday, the minimum temperature settled at 34 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was recorded at 41.2 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday ordered the closure of all civil construction activities till June 17 in the national capital.