New Delhi, Feb 26 (UNI) An upper air cyclonic storm, originating from areas of Punjab and Haryana, today halted the capital's fast movement towards summer as traces of rain caused by thick clouds hovering over the skyline brought tremendous relief from the scorching weather that the capital has been experiencing since the beginning of this month.
Though the temperature today remained at the high level of 17.4 degrees Celsius, 5 degrees above normal, the clouds, accompanied by high speed winds, brought coolness in the weather, a sharp relief from the sultry conditions of last week.
Traces of rainfall were experienced in many areas indicating a fresh spell of rainfall in the capital in the coming days.
Weather office sources said the sudden transformation in the weather is due to the effect of the upper air cyclonic storm originating from Punjab and Haryana.
The coolness in the weather is expected to continue in the coming days with the weather office predicting a drop in minimum temperature to 16 degrees Celsius tomorrow.
It also predicted cloudy skies accompanied by thunder showers in the next 24 hours.
The cool weather is in sharp contrast to the weather Delhi has experienced since the begining of February. The maximum temperature in the whole of this month hovering at around 30 degrees Celsius .
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