Mercury rises to 28.6 degrees C, but likely to fall by weekend
New Delhi, Nov 21 (UNI) After witnessing a downwards movement over the last more than a week, mercury in the capital today rose to 28.6 degrees Celsius even as weatherman forecast a drop in the temperature by the weekend due to a fresh spell of rain in the plains of Northwest India.
The maximum temperature in Delhi today rose to 28.6 degrees C, from 27.5 degrees C yesterday.
However, weathermen said a fresh spell of Western disturbance could lead to a wet spell in the Western Himalayan region as well as the adjoining plains of Punjab, North Haryana and Chandigarh in the next few days. This, in turn, could lead to a drop in mercury in the capital, specially the night temperatures.
In fact, weatherman said the minimum temperature was likely to drop to 14 degrees Celsius tomorrow and to 12 degrees C on Saturday.
The maximum was also likely to drop to 27 degrees C on Saturday.
Weatherman said though the sky would remain largely clear in Delhi during the next 24 hours, the conditions were likely to get cloudy towards the afternoon or 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 Northwest India, including Delhi.
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