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Fall in mercury continues, maximum 27.5 degree C

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New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) The downwards movement of mercury, witnessed in the capital over the last more than a week, continued today as weathermen forecast a further drop in temperature in the coming week due to a fresh spell of rain in Northwest India.

The maximum temperature today dropped to 27.5 degree C. And, even though minimum temperature rose slightly to 16.8 degree C, the weathermen forecast a drop in night temperature in plains of North West India in the next two to three days.

''Under the influence of an approaching western disturbance, Western Himalayan region is likely to experience a wet spell commencing from tomorrow evening for the next 48 hrs. Adjoining plains of Punjab&north Haryana and Chandigarh are also likely to receive light rain and thundershowers on Wednesday and Thursday,''they said.

Consequently, the coming week could witness somes rains in Delhi as well and a drop in the night temperature. In fact, weathermen said the minimum temperature was likely to drop to 15 degree Celsius tomorrow.

Weathermen said though the sky would remain largely clear in Delhi during the next 24 hours, the conditions were likely to get cloudy towards the evening. They have also forecast misty conditions in the morning.

The last few days have witnessed misty conditions and shallow fog in the sky in Delhi, a development attributed to fresh spell of rain and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir under the influence of a fresh Western disturbance.

This in turn has led to fall in temperatures in the plains of North West India, including Delhi.

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