With in few days after the Republic Day and Beating the Retreat celebrations, weather conditions have taken a twist. No more cold wave and foggy mornings. Clouds and rain has become a far cry and the mercury levels have quietly chosen the comfort range, both during day and night.
February is the rainiest winter month with an average of 21.5mm rainfall. It has invariably rained during the month, at least some amount, highest being 24mm in 2013. It has not rained at all in 2018 and only trace in 2017. Last 4 years, it has rained on an average for 2-3 days in the month. This season, capital has not rained after 29th Jan when it witnessed intermittent rain during 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony. Also, it is unlikely to rain till middle of Feb.
There is a chain of western disturbances moving across the extreme northern parts of country. However, their impact is mostly confined to the mountains, foothills and northern parts of Punjab and Haryana. Delhi seems to be far from the reach of these weather systems.
Delhi is likely to witness day temperature of 25-26 deg and minimum of 9-10 deg during the next one week. The minimum temperature will have a tendency to rise to double digit after 09th Feb and stay put around that mark.
The city may find some clouds on 09th and 10th Feb, on account of a western disturbance moving up north. Strong surface winds are likely, intermittently during these days, suppressing the warmth of rising mercury. Rains, if any, will shift to the 2nd half of the month, after 15th Feb.