Winters are playing hide and seek for the Northern Plains since last many days. Minimum temperatures have increased once again over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh. Day temperatures are also slightly above normal. This relief from winter will not last for a long time. A Western Disturbance has already approached Western Himalayas and has induced Cyclonic Circulation over western part of Rajasthan.
Minimum temperatures have increased due to change in wind direction. There are chances of scattered rainfall activities over Northwest India until February 9. Day temperatures will drop. However, minimums will remain above normal and increase marginally.
Minimum temperature of Northwest India may fall once again from February 10. Winter chill will be felt once again during morning and night hours. However, this fall will not be as steep as we have seen during the end of December and the first week of January.
Minimums tend to increase in the wake of approaching Western disturbances and fall after the passage of these systems. This up and down in temperatures may continue until the third week of February. Thereafter, impact of change will become less.