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Delhi May Close November On Wet Note, December Starts With Dry And Misty Days

November 29, 2023 2:09 PM |

The month of November is the least rainy for the national capital.  Half of the time, it passes without any rain. However, this time was not the case and the city managed to have 4 rainy days. The record observatory at Safdarjung measured 17.4mm of rainfall so far, against the monthly normal of 4.1mm. All is not yet over and done and still possible to see some sprinkles at the fag end, today and tomorrow.

Fresh western disturbance has arrived over the Western Himalayas. An off-shoot cyclonic circulation, though mild, is also accompanying. This circulation over North Rajasthan and Punjab, along with the western disturbance has reversed the wind pattern to easterly for the city. It also means less cold, fewer clouds and a light breeze.  All put together, quite conducive for some short-duration fleeting showers, mostly patchy in nature.

Under the influence of the above two systems, parts of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana will witness light and limited, occasional drizzle and rain. The tongue of clouds will find extension up to Delhi/NCR giving passing feeble showers, as observed during the past 48 hours. The cessation of this spell on 01st December will make way for dry weather days with hazy sunshine.  A marginal drop in the morning temperature may impose a slight nip in the air. The wind pattern may still not change authentically, to sweep cold air down the slopes from up north. However, the minimum temperature of 14.2°C at Safdarjung and 15.9°C at Palam recorded yesterday will get down to about 10°C by the end of this week or a little later.

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