Capital city Delhi is likely to plunge again to cold wave conditions anytime soon in the next week. The minimum temperature has touched close to double digit during last 2 days, climbing above the normal, after staying below the average for nearly 10days. Cold air in the wake of western disturbance will sweep entire Delhi-NCR on or after 15th Jan.
As anticipated, some parts of Delhi received very light rain, amounting to just 'trace'. However, partly cloudy sky and reversal of winds increased the mercury levels and bettered the visibility conditions, across the region. On the 'cold front', all is not over yet and another round of freeze wait in the wings to clad entire region with a fresh wave of chill and sting.
Base observatory of Delhi has so far recorded the lowest temperature of 1.9degree on 08th Jan 2023. This also happens to be the lowest of this season and equals the decade lowest of 1.9degree on 13th Jan 2013.
The upcoming cold wave may not be as punishing as the previous one. Yet, sharp drop in the mercury levels will be witnessed. Steady and gradual drop from 10 degree to 4-5 degree is expected next week between 16th and 18th Jan.
Noticeable rains this winter, keep the national capital still in queue. No rains are likely for the next one week. Winter rains in Delhi are mostly associated with the induced cyclonic circulations of primary western disturbances moving across the mountains. These circulations have either given skip or remained absolutely mild, including the present one marked over North Rajasthan and Haryana. Each of the westerly system from hereon is giving a push further. Two more western disturbances are likely to approach between 18th & 19th Jan and 21 & 23 Jan. The 2nd one seems to be pushing harder and may bring much awaited rains for Delhi and the NCR region.