New Delhi: Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, and north Rajasthan are likely to receive widespread rainfall from January 21 to January 23 under the influence of a fresh western disturbance, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The IMD has also forecast a partly cloudy sky for Delhi-NCR for the next six days, PTI reported.
Delhi has been reeling under a cold wave spell for seven days in a row since January 13.
During this period, there was a layer of moderate fog/low cloud over Delhi NCR, preventing the sunlight to reach the surface, the weather department said.
The minimum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, was recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, PTI reported. The maximum temperature was 18.1 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal.
According to the IMD, a “cold day” is when the minimum temperature is less than 10 degrees Celsius and the maximum is at least 4.5 degrees Celsius below normal.
A “severe” cold day is when the maximum temperature is at least 6.5 notches below normal, as per the IMD.
Delhi Weather Forecast For Thursday
In some respite for Delhiites, the IMD has forecast an increase in the minimum temperature over the next three days due to a western disturbance.
The IMD said Delhi’s minimum temperature is likely to rise to 13 degrees Celsius by Saturday due to cloudy weather, PTI reported.
Moderate fog is also predicted in the national capital on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s AQI continued to hover in the ‘very poor’ category. The 24-hour AQI of Delhi was recorded in the “very poor” category (322), data from the Central Pollution Control Board showed.
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