It was hot and windy day in the national capital Tuesday with the skies partly cloudy and maximum temperature five notches above teh season's average at 40.7 degrees Celsius.
The Met office has forecast rains in some parts of the city Wednesday.
"Light rains are expected in some parts of the city tomorrow," an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 40 and 32 degrees respectively.
According to IMD, monsoon will arrive in the capital by the end of the week. It generally arrives in Delhi June 29.
The scorching heat has forced the Delhi government to extend the summer vacations in its schools by a week till July 9. Some private schools have followed suit too.
Tuesday's minimum temperature was five notches above average at 32.6 degrees Celsius while the humidity was recorded at a high of 62 and a low of 45 percent.
Monday's maximum temperature was six notches above average at 41.8 degrees Celsius and the minimum was five notches above at 32.3 degrees Celsius.