The national capital witnessed a light drizzle and dust storm on Friday afternoon amid sweltering heat and rising temperature.
Heavy rainfall warning has also been issued for Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Theni, Dindigul, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Tirupattur districts.
IMD has advised the public to not step outside between 12 noon and 3 pm. It also advised people to drink more fluids, to avoid dehydration.
As per the predictions of the Meteorological Centre in Hyderabad, the day temperature in various cities in coastal and Rayalaseema regions fluctuated between 33-40 degrees Celsius.
Thunderstorms with gusty winds of 40- 50 kmph along with lightning are very likely to occur at isolated places near the sea.
Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 degree Celsius on Friday, two notches above the normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
At some locations, public are seen consuming coconut water and buttermilk to stay hydrated following the sudden increase in temperature.
According to a forecast by IMD, the maximum temperatures are expected to be two to three degrees Celsius above normal in isolated areas across Telangana till March 31.
On the following three days, thunderstorms accompanied with lightning and gusty winds reaching speeds of 30-40kmph are expected at isolated places across the State.
On Tuesday, the Thar desert in Jaisalmer registered a daytime temperature of 38 degree Celsius.
The IMD had earlier predicted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain and "Thunderstorm with hail" for the day.
The TSDPS has forecast that the maximum temperatures are expected to be between 36-39°C across most places in the State the coming three days.
In some degrees, temperature may touch 40 degrees Celcius mark this week, according to the Indian Meteorological Department.
Hot weather conditions and above normal maximum temperature by about 5 degree Celsius is likely to prevail in Bhubaneswar and at some places in Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, among other places.
The mercury level in Bengaluru and most parts of Karnataka is on the rise.