Mercury has been rising in the national capital, Delhi, for the last 5 consecutive days. From a maximum of 26.8°C on 19th February, the temperature in Delhi shot up by 5°C on 23rd February. Base observatory of Delhi at Safdarjung clocked the day temperature of 31.5°C, about 7°C above the normal. Earlier the mercury in Delhi breached the 30°C marks on 10th February to register the highest of this season at 30.4°C.
Delhi has crossed 31°C levels after 112 days and the last score was 31.6°C on 03rd November 2020. In all likelihood, the maximum temperature today in Delhi is going to surpass the previous day record and may reach 32°C. In the last 12 years, the mercury level in Delhi has reached 32°C only twice: 32.4°C on 21st February 2017 and 32°C on 23rd February 2018. The all-time high of February for Delhi stands at 34.1°C registered on 26th February 2006. In 6 of these 12 years, the maximum temperature in Delhi did not touch even 30°C including 2019 and 2020.
The average maximum temperature for the month of February for Delhi is 23.9°C. The day temperature in Delhi is likely to stay above 30°C on all the remaining days of February and are expected to hover around 32°C. Delhi will observe sunny days and is likely to turn hotter on the last 2 days of the month. With this heat, February continues to race for one of the warmest for Delhi in recent times and may end up with the monthly average of 27.5°C, nearly 3.5°C above the normal.