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Warm weather a temporary phase, expect a fall in temperatures

The warm weather in the Capital for the past few days due to a sudden rise in temperatures will end soon. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2012 00:00 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

The warm weather in the Capital for the past few days due to a sudden rise in temperatures will end soon.

The Met Department has said that the temperature rise is a result of moisture-laden western disturbances from the South and predicted that the mercury is likely to dip in the coming days.

"This (warm weather) has been caused because of the western disturbances, which are winds that blow from the southern direction that carry moisture with them. Because of this moisture, the temperatures rise. This situation will ease up by Thursday once the dry, cold winds from the northern region start blowing again," said BP Yadav, director-forecast, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Tuesday, the maximum temperature was five degrees above normal at 29.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum stayed at 11 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 29 degrees Celsius on Wednesday as well.

This weather condition, the Met Department said, is not abnormal.

"This is not the first time that such a phenomenon has occurred at this time in February. Temperatures will come down in the coming few days," added Yadav.

Delhiites, on the other hand, are not happy with the rapid shift in temperatures.

"We can't seem to decide whether we want heavy woollens or not. The temperatures have been so erratic that we have been switching between T-shirts during the day to heavy blankets at night," said Sunita Anand, a resident of Mayapuri.

This sudden shift in temperatures has also brought with it an onslaught of ailments, which may not die down any time soon, thanks to the changing weather conditions.

"My son has fallen sick twice over the last three weeks. Since today morning, it has been so warm. For children it is even more difficult because they keep playing around and the sudden temperature shift makes them fall ill," said Mohit Pande, a resident of Vasant Kunj.

First Published: Feb 21, 2012 23:59 IST