Gurgaon: Mercury likely to dip because of western disturbances
Delhi, however will continue to experience warm days in the coming week, with minimum temperature not expected to drop below 12 to 16 degrees Celsius, and maximum temperatures oscillating between 26 to 29 degrees Celsius.gurgaon Updated: Feb 21, 2017 22:33 IST
After a few bright sunny days, Gurgaon on Tuesday witnessed a sudden dip in the minimum temperature, which was recorded at 16.4 degrees Celsius, three degrees lower than the previous day.
The minimum temperature is likely to dip further to 11 degrees Celsius over the weekend and the city might get light showers.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 26 degree Celsius, which was four degree below the previous day.
The sudden change in weather has been attributed to the western disturbances that came back to the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), said.
Western disturbances have approached the western Himalayas and the region will witness another spell of cold wave, the Met department said. The minimum temperature recorded was four degrees below the season’s average but the maximum temperature was five degrees above the average.
“Rain and snowfall have been reported from isolated places in Jammu & Kashmir and many places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and it will affect the region,” the IMD official said.
The sky was partly cloudy in the afternoon and a cold breeze swept the city. Fog might return if conditions remain overcast on Wednesday morning, the Met department said.
The weatherman, however, said the intensity of the western disturbances are likely to subside towards the end of the month and summer will come soon.
Delhi, however will continue to experience warm days in the coming week, with minimum temperature not expected to drop below 12 to 16 degrees Celsius, and maximum temperatures oscillating between 26 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Wednesday will see temperature rise up to 27 degrees Celsius, and is not expected to drop below 14 degrees Celsius. Though morning temperatures may drop to 12 degrees on Thursday, during the course of the day it will climb back up to 26 degrees Celsius.
By next Monday, maximum temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius.
First Published: Feb 21, 2017 22:33 IST