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Delhi weather: Strong wind to continue but no drop in temperature

Winds blowing at about 16 kmph failed to bring down Delhi’s rising temperature with weathermen saying that the first day of March could see temperatures going up to as high as 32 degrees Celsius.

delhi Updated: Feb 25, 2017 12:33 IST
Hindustan Times
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People cover their face to shield from strong winds on Friday. (HT FILE)

The national capital woke up to a windy morning on Friday with north westerly winds blowing at a speed of 16 kmph in parts of the city. The temperature, however, remained a notch above the average for this time of the year at 12.4 degrees Celsius and Met officials said it is only going to get warmer. The beginning of March will mark a steep rise in temperature going as high as 32 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and not below 15 degrees Celsius, Met officials said.

“The winds will continue for the next few days, but we do not expect temperatures to drop significantly. The trend has been that temperatures are being recorded above normal,” said an official at the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre. Western disturbance over northern parts of the country usually leads to strong north westerly winds in Delhi. Blowing past colder regions like Himachal Pradesh and J&K, they often bring down the temperature in the Capital.

Temperatures continue to soar in the national capital with the minimum temperature rising to 12.4 degrees Celsius on Friday from Thursday’s minimum of 11 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to rise up to 27 degrees Celsius during the course of the day. The normal average minimum and maximum temperatures expected for this time of the year is 11 degrees Celsius and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The weathermen at the India Meteorological Department said, the coming week will grow progressively warmer with minimum temperatures ranging between 11-15 degrees Celsius, and maximum temperatures oscillating between 26-32 degrees Celsius.

First Published: Feb 24, 2017 12:13 IST