New Delhi, Feb 8 (UNI) Strong Northwesterly winds, caused under the influence of a fresh Western disturbance, today plummetted the day temperature in Delhi to 16.8 Degree Celsius, lending a severe chill to the air.
After a dense cloud cover in the morning led to a rise in minimum temperature to 9.4 degrees, strong Northwesterlies set in by a fresh Western disturbance brought about a sudden chill in the air, causing a sharp fall in maximum temperature in Delhi to 16.8 Degree, six degrees below normal.
The weathermen said the sharp decrease in maximum temperature was due to the reversal of wind movement from South Easterly to Northwesterly, caused by the Eastwards movement of a Western disturbance. This in turn has led to dissipation of the cloud cover in Delhi, causing a drop in temperatures.
With the influence of Northwesterlies likely to persist for a few more days, the coming days could witness a sharp fall in the mercury.
The weathermen have forecast a nearly two to four degrees drop in minimum temperatures in the next two days due to the Northwesterly winds.
A drop in minimum temperature in the capital to 6 Degrees Celsius tomorrow is likely.
The Met office have forecast a mainly clear sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with the likelihood of mist in the morning.
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