Temp rises to 31.4 deg C

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (UNI) Some relief from humid weather in the capital could be in the offing in the coming days with a fresh phase of Western disturbance likely to lead to increase in rainfall activity in Northwest India over the next week.

Though the maximum temperature today, continuing its rising trend over the last few days, rose slightly to 31.4 degree Celsius, weathermen expect the mercury to fall in the coming week with the onset of rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir.

''Under the influence of Western disturbance over North Pakistan and its neighbourhood, scattered rain/snowfall activity is likely in Jammu and Kashmir during the next two days. Isolated rain and thundershowers are also likely over Punjab and Haryana,'' the weathermen said.

So, while no significant drop in mercury is likely in the next one or two days, the subsequent days could witness a fall in maximum temperature to 30 degree Celsius while the minimum is expected to drop to 15 degree.

The weathermen have forecast a mainly clear sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with slight mist in the morning.

Despite the post-Diwali period marking the start of Winter, the capital has, over the last week, witnessed a rising trend in mercury. The rising mercury, coupled with high humidity levels, have led to slighly humid conditions during the day.

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