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Delhi Records 2nd Highest February Temperature In 5 years: Still Early Days, More Heat To Follow

February 10, 2023 1:31 PM |

The base observatory at Safdarjung recorded a day maximum of 29.4deg yesterday.  This was the highest temperature since 15 Nov 2022, about 6deg above the normal. The meteorological office at Lodhi Road temperature was 7deg above normal.  Some other parts of the capital city like DU, Ridge, Pusa and Pitampura also measured day temperatures at 6-7deg above the normal. Topping the list was Pitampura which even breached the 30deg mark and recorded 30.3 Degrees Celsius. 

Delhi temperatures will keep wavering over the next 10 days, between normal and above normal and skipping the below-normal tag. Even the minimum temperatures will also follow similar timelines and the mercury levels will flicker, albeit remaining mostly in double digits and above normal. The record station of Delhi has measured a minimum of 13.1deg, today morning, about 3 deg above the normal.

Western disturbance is moving across extreme northern parts, affecting mostly the mountains and foothills of Punjab and Haryana. Feeble-induced cyclonic circulation is marked over parts of West&North Rajasthan and border areas. This has arrested the flow of cold north-westerly winds and reversed the wind pattern over and around Delhi.     The western disturbance will stay put till tomorrow and clear the region later.          

Delhi temperature will rise and stay above normal, today and tomorrow.  It is likely to cross the 30-degree mark today and marginal change tomorrow. Mercury levels are likely to drop thereafter by 3-4 degrees before they start rising once again, early next week. Plenty of sunshine is likely over the next 4-5 days, resulting in somewhat warm afternoons. 

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