Winter rainfall records get over on 28th Feb for the national capital. Though the western disturbances keep thronging the northern mountains and plains in March, the rainfall gets accounted for the pre-monsoon season. Normal rainfall amounts reduce in March ( 15.9mm) and further in April (13mm). The capital city is expected to start March on a rainy note with light showers likely on two days.
Earlier, the month of February ended on a cooler note, with temperatures returning to single-digit in some parts of the city. Narela was lowest with 8.4°C, about 4°C below the normal. Base observatory Safdarjung recorded a mean monthly minimum temperature of 9.7°C against the average of 10.4°C. Mean temperatures rise sharply in March and the average maximum and minimum for the month are scaled at 29.6°C and 15.6°C respectively.
Fresh western disturbance is expected to arrive on 02ndMar, dropping snow in the mountains and scattered showers in the plains of Punjab and Haryana. The peripheral effect of this system will reach the national capital, albeit very mild on 02nd and 03rdMar. Thunderstorms and lightning with squally winds are expected for a short duration during the 02nd night.
The cyclonic circulation over North Rajasthan and Haryana will alter the wind pattern over Delhi. Minimum temperatures will rise to remain around 12°C. Partial cloud cover will appear on 02ndMar during evening hours. Cloudy sky later with a spell or two of thundershowers are expected during late night and early morning, the next day. Weather conditions are expected to improve on 03rd March itself.