The temperature in Delhi and nearby areas is likely to go up by around four notches above normal on Tuesday. Strong surface winds with speeds of around 25 km per hour are also likely to hit the capital.

“The wind speed will be around 20-25 kms/hr and after this there will be mainly clear sky with temperature soaring up to 43 degrees Celsius,” PTI quoted a MET official as saying.

Only yesterday the national capital recorded the hottest day of the season with the mercury touching 44.2 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature recorded in the morning was 26.2 degrees Celsius, according to the official. Partly cloudy sky with possibility of thunder and lightning has been forecast for tomorrow.

Respite from the heat is unlikely for the next five days as the India Met Department (IMD) predicts a period of dry spell till 26 May.

Thunderstorms and gusty winds are likely to hit isolated places across India’s eastern half from southern Tamil Nadu to Sikkim and parts of Chhattisgarh, eastern Uttar Pradesh and eastern Madhya Pradesh on 22 May. Heavy rains are likely at some of the places.

Rough weather conditions in these parts will peter out in the following days.

Meanwhile, the IMD has also issued a dust storm and thunderstorm warning at isolated places over Rajasthan.