The national capital Delhi is heading to record the warmest February in recent times. Base observatory of Delhi at Safdarjung recorded a maximum temperature of 28.9°C, 4°C above the normal. Ever since the mercury crossed 30°C on 10th February, Delhi has been recording the temperature above the average by 3-5°C. The remaining days of February will clock 30°C or more against the normal of 26°C in Delhi. With likely reversal of the winds, the last 3 days may possibly touch 31°C or exceed by another whisker.
The month of February for Delhi generally starts with an average of 23°C in the 1st week and climbs to 26°C towards fag end. The average for the month stands at 23.9°C. With warmer days at the beginning of the month in Delhi and then again with the mercury rising above the normal continuously for the last 2 weeks. The average temperature for 3 weeks for Delhi between 01-22 February has touched about 26.7°C. With sunny days ahead for the rest of the month, the average for this month for Delhi will breach 27°C marks and may end close to 27.5°C.
Earlier, in the recent past, the average temperature of February for Delhi had reached 26°C in 2016 and a shade lower at 25.9°C in 2017. The highest maximum of 32.4°C for Delhi was recorded on 21st February 2017 and close behind was 2018 registering 32°C on 23rd February. February 2020 was relatively cooler for Delhi and the highest maximum was 27.8°C on 13th February. The highest temperature so far during this month for Delhi was 30.4°C recorded on 10th February 2021. There is a fair amount of chance to reach 32°C in the remaining days of February and Delhi can expect warmer days ahead.