Winter season is all set to say goodbye to North India. Very soon, weather conditions would pave way for spring season across the northwestern plains. Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have already started witnessing significant rise in the day maximums, in the last 48 hours. In fact, maximum temperatures have been settling above normal by 3-5 degrees between 25-28 degrees Celsius.
On Thursday, Churu recorded day maximum at 29.3 degree Celsius, followed by Narnaul 29 degree Celsius, Bikaner 29 degree Celsius, Delhi 27.8 degree Celsius, Hisar 27.2 degree Celsius, Lucknow 26.7 degree Celsius, Varanasi 26.6 degree Celsius, Patiala 26.8 degree Celsius, and Ludhiana 25.7 degree Celsius.
However, this is little early in the season. According to weathermen, a Western Disturbance had been affecting Western Himalayas during the last 2-3 days, which had changed the wind pattern over the northwestern plains. Cold northwesterly winds were replaced with warm southwesterly winds from Pakistan and Rajasthan.
These winds are warm in nature as temperatures in the desert states have already surpassed 30-degree mark. Though these winds are warm but their increased speed to the tune of 25-30 kmph did not let people the warmness even during the bright sunny afternoons.
Minimum temperatures too have increased and have now been settling in double figures between 10 to 13 degree Celsius, again few notches above the average mean.
Now, weathermen predict that this rising temperature trend would now continue across northwestern plains as we progress further in the season. There would be change in wind pattern as cold northwesterly winds would make a comeback but that would not have much impact. We would see some drop in temperatures in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh probably for the day but day maximums would fall beyond 25-26 degree Celsius. Night temperatures would not steep below 9 degree Celsius in the next few days, which is also very unlikely and they would continue to settle in double digit. Winter chill is not going to make a comeback now.
February is a transition month from winter season to spring season for North India. The latter half of February witnessed gradual increase in the temperatures, making days as well as nights extremely pleasant.
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