Mercury rises to 12.5 Deg C; more chill, fog forecast next week

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New Delhi, Dec 2 (UNI) Delhiites today continued to experience relief from the Winter chill with the mercury rising to 12.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal, even as weathermen forecast intensification of chill and foggy conditions from tomorrow.

Clouds hovering over the skyline led to a rise in minimum temperature to 12.5 segrees. The maximum also remained two degrees above normal at 26.5 degrees.

After a brief relief from chill over the last few days, the coming week could witness a return to chilly conditions in the city with the weathermen forecasting a drop in minimum temperature under the influence of a Western disturbance.

''Under the influence of the western disturbance over north Pakistan and neighbourhood, isolated to scattered precipitation is likely over Northwest India, including Delhi during the next 24 hours. Subsequently, night temperatures are likely to fall by 2-3 degrees C over plains of Northwest India,''the Met office said.

The weather office has also forecast intensification of fog conditions in Delhi from tomorrow.

''The current meteorological analysis and numerical weather prediction models suggest that duration of fog conditions over Delhi and other plains of Northwest India is likely to increase from tomorrow onwards,''the weatehrmen said.

The Met office has forecast partly cloudy conditions in Delhi during the next 24 hours with possibility of thundry development or shallow fog in the morning hours.


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