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Mercury rises in Delhi, brings respite from cold wave

New Delhi: In a respite from the cold wave, the onset of a western disturbance today took the maximum temperature in the national capital four notches above the season’s average at 24 degrees Celsius.

Western disturbance is a phenomenon that brings in moisture-laden winds and cloud cover. The minimum temperature also settled a notch above the normal at 8.6 degrees Celsius against yesterday’s 3.2 degrees Celsius.

Visibility conditions, which was recorded 600 metres at Palam observatory at 8.30 AM, later improved considerably with the observatory recording it at 2,000 metres at 5.30 PM.

At Safdarjung, the visibility was 700 metres at 8.30 AM and it improved to 1,500 metres at 5.30 PM, a MeT department official said.

The humidity oscillated between 95 and 56 per cent.

The weatherman has forecast partly cloudy sky with mist/ shallow fog in the morning for tomorrow with the likelihood of light drizzle and rain/thunderstorm.

“Maximum and minimum temperatures tomorrow are likely to hover around 23 and 10 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the official said.

Yesterday, mercury had plummeted to 3.2 degrees Celsius while the maximum was 19.3 degrees Celsius.