Delhi: The weekend will see high temperatures, while Monday will probably see showers.

On Thursday, the city saw a rise in the maximum temperature, with some areas reaching 40 degrees Celsius . Najafgarh turned out to be the city's warmest part, followed by 39.8 at Akshardham Sports Complex and Pitampura .

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, the city saw a rise in the maximum temperature, with some areas reaching 40 degrees Celsius.Despite high humidity, dry weather made outdoor activities difficult.On Saturday, the maximum temperature at base station Safdarjung will be 40 degrees Celsius, but on Sunday, there could be thundery weather and a strong thunderstorm, providing some respite.The city did not get any rain on Thursday.

At the minimum temperature, it was 25.3 degrees Celsius, four degrees below the season average, compared to Wednesdays 24.3.Najafgarh turned out to be the city's warmest part, with a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, followed by 39.8 at Akshardham Sports Complex and Pitampura, 39.2 at Pusa, 38.7 at Mungeshpur, and 38.6 at Delhi University.The maximum and minimum temperatures on Friday are expected to be around 39 and 25 degrees Celsius, according to the weather department.Over the next few days, the maximum temperature will continue to rise to 40 degrees Celsius, and will remain so on Sunday.

According to an IMD official, the daytime temperatures may rise as a result of just a bit of rain beginning on Monday.Since Wednesday afternoon, the city was getting dry and warm westerly and northwesterly winds, according to the weather department.On Thursday, the air quality remained stable.The air quality index (AQI) was 140 on Wednesday, down from 139 on the Central Pollution Control Board's estimates.