Skymet Weather predicts that the weather in Delhi during the prestigious Republic day parade will be extremely pleasant as the morning will be cool without fog and day will be bright and sunny. The weather of Delhi is currently not so cold because of the change in the wind pattern from icy northerly winds from the hills to warmer northwesterly winds from land. This perfect weather of Delhi is a great time to enjoy the Republic day parade and travel around the Capital for some winter shopping, sightseeing or a small picnic around the monuments.
The weather of Delhi in the month of January is usually a cause of concern for the organizers and the people participating in the Republic day parade. The foggy weather of Delhi hampers the spectacular presentation of the Air Force planes that display the colors of the flag of India. The thick cover also blocks the entire view of the eager crowds that gather in thousands at the India Gate to see the Republic Day celebrations in spite of the freezing temperatures. This year too, the initial days in the month of January caused major problems during the practice sessions of the N.C.C cadets, selected from all over the country, school children and people from all the states as the winter weather of Delhi broke all records with temperatures plummeting to as low as 1.9⁰C (the highest in 45yrs).
But this year as the flag of India will be unfurled and the national anthem will bring the crowd to its feet, the sun will shine brightly and bring beaming smiles on everyone’s face. The weather of Delhi has improved from the last few days, leaving the cold days behind, the maximums will rise and be around 22⁰C. Light winds will be welcomed by all. The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together irrespective of the weather of Delhi being chilly, to witness and be a part of this magnanimous and memorable event.
The normally cold weather of Delhi on the 64th Republic day 2013 will bathe in sunlight all day long and will surely make many change their plans and watch the parade live at India Gate. The Republic day celebrations at the Capital are elaborate and memorable but the celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir and Wagah Border in Amritsar are of much more important to the jawans of our country who have dedicated their lives to the nation. The weather in Kashmir will be very cold at subzero temperatures. The recent snowfall in the region will make people shiver but will not spoil the patriotic fervor. Temperatures could be between -0.3⁰C to 1⁰C in the morning but will improve around 11am. Unlike the sunny weather of Delhi, the weather at the Wagah Border in Amritsar will be foggy and cold. The military march will be carried out in cold conditions and light sunlight, shining through the fog cover. The temperatures in Amritsar have been among the coldest in the plains of India, but they could improve in the day and be above 10⁰C.
Photo by Christian Haugen.