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Mercury drops to 16 degrees C

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 15 (UNI) A wave of high speed North Easterly winds today led to a sharp drop in the mercury in the capital, with the minimum temperature falling to 16.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal.

The Minimum temperature today was the lowest recorded since the beginning of April.

And even though the Sun shone clear and bright and maximum temperature rose to 38 degree C, the cool winds made the heat of the Sun somewhat bearable.

The last week has seen a series of cool winds providing relief to the people of Delhi from the scorching heat. So, while the maximum temperature since Monday has remained at around 37 degrees C, the minimum has hovered around the 17 degree C mark.

Ever since a thundery squall, which began on Sunday evening, plummeted the mercury from 40.4 degrees C on Sunday to 36 degrees C on Monday, the cool winds have been bringing about a pleasantness in the weather.

In fact, the maximum temperature was recorded at 35 degrees C yesterday, the lowest since the beginning of April.

The minimum dropped to 19.5 degrees C On Tuesday, from a high of 23 degrees C on Monday, which was four degrees above normal.

Yesterday, there was a further drop to 17.6 degrees C.

While, the thundery squall on Sunday evening contributed to the pleasantness in the weather on Monday, a fresh wave of Northerly winds brought about a drop in mercury On Tuesday and yesterday.

The relief in the weather could continue in the coming days too with the meteorological department forecasting a partly cloudy sky with some thundery development including a squall in a few areas.

The weathermen have forecast a slight rise in maximum temperature to 39 degrees C tomorrow due to the dry winds, coupled with the effect of the clouds.

However, the BBC has forecast the maximum temperature to reduce to 34 degrees C tomorrow and 31 degrees C on Tuesday. In fact, they have predicted light showers on Tuesday due to the effect of the North Westerlies.


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