After experiencing one of the mildest winters in the last five years, the national capital continues to remain warm in spite of a cloudy sky and a light drizzle across various parts of the city. Jagmohan Garg, a prominent weather expert highlights that the minimum temperature rose six degrees above normal to touch 15.5 degrees Celsius.
He further added that there is no anticipation of rain and the minimum temperatures across parts of northwest India are expected to fall by 3-5 degrees.
The Skymet weather emphasized that fairly widespread rain and thundershowers were witnessed over Punjab and Haryana. Jagmohan Garg states that a number of places in Delhi received light to very light drizzle this weekend.
According to the India Meteorological Department, the active Western Disturbance which was also responsible for the cloud cover and light rain over Delhi NCR and neighbouring areas is likely to weaken and only scattered rainfall or snowfall will occur over the hills for another day.
Moderate to shallow amount of fog is expected at isolated places over west UP and moderate to dense fog over east UP during the next few hours. The MET department further highlighted that dense fog is very likely to occur at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming days. The typical winter chill experienced during the initial days of February is not to be witnessed again. Jagmohan Garg predicts a significant fall in Delhi’s minimum temperature.
The department has predicted that the first day of upcoming week will witness a partly cloudy sky. With the maximum and minimum temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius and 14 degrees Celsius respectively, it is anticipated that shallow to moderate fog will occur in the morning.