Hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in majority of the North India including the national capital Delhi, though a slight relief from the scorching heat is expected in the next 48 hours.
IMD has warned of the heat wave and advised them to take precautionary measures.
Delhi yesterday recorded maximum of 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
According to a IMD official, hot and dry weather conditions will persist with the sky remaining mostly clear.
The weatherman said slight relief from the stifling heat is expected Tuesday onwards due to the "possibility of thundery development".
The city had been reeling under a heat wave over the last week, with the mercury soaring to 46-47 degrees Celsius in some parts.
On Sunday, the national capital recorded a high of 42.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal, and a low of 30.8 degrees Celsius.
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(With agency inputs)