The capital's winter season this year has been colder and more prolonged than the last few years. National Capital on Friday woke up to a cold morning with the minimum temperature settling at 6.8 degrees Celsius, six notches below the season's average.
The day's maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius. The Humidity was recorded at 97 per cent.
The weather department has predicted mainly clear skies with the possibility of overcast conditions towards the afternoon. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 23 degrees Celsius.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) data revealed the air quality was recorded in 'Moderate' category in Lodhi road area. The meteorological department has forecast rains on March 3 and 4.
"Now for another 24 to 48 hours, the weather over Delhi-NCR will remain dry with the clear sky and bright sunshine. However, on March 2, another fresh Western Disturbance will approach the northern hills which will once again induce a cyclonic circulation over the northwestern plains," said Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.
"This trough will be responsible for giving scattered rain and thundershowers over Delhi-NCR on March 2 and 3. Thereafter, the weather systems will once again weaken and move eastwards, leading to commencement of dry and cold northwesterly winds," it added.
On Thursday, the minimum temperature was recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius, the lowest during the last week of February in five years. The maximum temperature was recorded at 22 degrees Celsius.
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