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Delhi remains cool, mercury likely to plummet in coming days

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The cool weather brought about last week by a Western disturbance and the consequent rains continued in the capital today even as a fresh easterly wave indicated a further drop in mercury in the coming days.

Though the maximum temperature today rose slightly to 30.6 degrees Celsius, from 30.5 degrees Celsius yesterday, the North Easterly winds maintained a coolness in the air. In fact, the maximum temperature of 30.6 degrees Celsius was one degree below normal temperature.

A fresh Easterly wave, which is likely to cause fairly widespread rainfall over the South peninsula during the next 3-4 days, could lead to a drop in mercury in Northwest India in the coming week.

The Weatherman has forecast isolated rain and thundershowers over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal in the next 48 hours. The rest of the region, including New Delhi, though predicted to be dry, could witness a drop in the temperature.

The maximum temperature is likely to fall to 28 degrees Celsius on Friday while the minimum is likely to drop to 16 degrees Celsius.

The met office has forecast a clear sky, which is likely to become cloudy by evening in Delhi during the next 24 hours.


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