Weather in Delhi to turn partly cloudy, humid during the weekend; Mumbai to witness sultry day

March 8, 2013

Sky in Delhi is expected to witness partly cloudy sky and humidity level will shoot up from late night onwards. With this there will also be a marginal rise in night temperatures and the feel of cool weather in Delhi during morning hours will seem to be lost as a minimum of 14 degrees will turn into 18 to 19 degrees by 7:30 am tomorrow. Temperature would rise as the day progress and could even go up to 32 degrees during the afternoon between 1 to 3 pm on Saturday.

A Western Disturbance (WD) will arrive over Jammu & Kashmir tonight and wind conditions would change from north-northwesterly to westerly to southwesterly winds. The WD will also bring snowfall and rain in higher areas of northwest mountains. Jammu & Kashmir will have a cloudy weather and snow at a few places today and tomorrow. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will also have rain and snow tomorrow at one or two places during the next 48 hours.

The western parts of the country over west Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra are observing day temperatures above normal by 4 to 8 degrees. But they are expected to get reprieve from such temperatures following the next 48 hours, as wind conditions would change from north-northwesterly to westerly-southwesterly.

The sea breeze will bring down the temperatures but they could increase the humidity level to make day sultry in coastal areas along the west coast including Mumbai and Goa. The weather in Mumbai would show a humid and uncomfortable day. A fall of up to 3 degrees is expected in these parts.

East India over Indo-Gangetic plains would continue to see comfortable day conditions during the next 24 to 36 hours but temperatures could rise thereafter as wind conditions would change. Kolkata in the region has day temperatures in mid-thirties as it is experiencing a band of south-southwesterly winds for last few days. The weather in Kolkata will continue to be warm and humid during the next two days.

In the south, rain would be observed at one or two places in south coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A low pressure area from Lakshadweep to east-central Arabian Sea is active here bringing in rain. Rainfall will reduce in the region for a brief period during the next 48 hours.

 

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