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Mercury rises to 13.1 Deg C, rains likely in the Capital

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) The mercury rose sharply to 13.1 degrees Celsius today even as an overcast sky threw up possibility of rains in Capital in the next 24 hours.

The rise in minimum temperature to 13.1 degrees, four degrees above normal, was a sharp relief for the people of Delhi who have been experiencing night temperatures below nine degrees Celsius for the whole last week.

The relief from the chill could, however, be short lived with the weatherman forecasting a fall in night temperatures in the next three to four days.

Also, with areas in Jammu and Kashmir experiencing rainfall since last evening and Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal likely to receive snowfall during the next 48 hours under influence of a western disturbance, the day temperatures could also go down in the coming days.

In fact, the maximum temperature today dropped to 23 degrees Celsius from 25 degrees yesterday.

Weatherman said under influence of the Western disturbance, plains of Northwest India are likely to experience scattered rain or thundershowers from this evening.

So, while night temperatures would stay at around 13 to 14 degrees, the day temperatures are likely to fall during the next 2-3 days, it said.

Further, it has forecast a fall in night temperatures from Friday onwards. For Delhi, the forecast predicts a cloudy sky with possibility of rain in some areas during the next 24 hours. The minimum temperature would be 14 degrees Celsius.

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