Mercury rises further in Delhi, light rain expected tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Unusually warm conditions amid the ongoing Winter season today continued to prevail in Delhi with the mercury continuing its upward movement for the third consecutive day even as clouds in the sky threw up a possibility of rain in the Capital tomorrow.

Continuing its rising trend since Monday, the minimum temperature rose from 9.8 degrees Celsius yesterday, to 10.7 degrees, four degrees above normal. The maximum also rose from 22.6 degrees yesterday to 23.8 degrees, three degrees above normal.

The weathermen attribute the rise in mercury to the cloud cover in the sky. The clouds, induced by a fresh Western disturbance, could in the next 24 hours, lead to light showers or thundershowers.

The Western disturbance is likely to cause isolated to scattered rain or thundershowers over the plains of North India during the next three days, the Met office said.

The coming days could witness a further rise in mercury with the weathermen forecasting a rise in minimum temperatures during the next three days.

''The current meteorological analysis suggests a further rise in minimum temperature by 2-3 degrees Celsius over Northwest India during the next two to three days, ''the Met office said.

The Met office has forecast an increase in minimum temperature to 13 degrees C tomorrow.

It has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with the possibility of light rains or thundershowers in some areas tomorrow night or Friday morning.

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