The upper regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh received snow on Wednesday, with cool northwesterly winds leading to a drop in temperatures in the northern plains. The wind direction is expected to change on Friday or Saturday, with temperatures likely to rise.
From Saturday to Monday some rain is also expected under the influence of a westerly disturbance.
A minimum temperature of 19 degrees C is normally considered for this time of year. Over the past three years, the mercury had dropped below 20 degrees C earlier this year, which has had a relatively warm October so far.
Under the influence of the northwest, the maximum temperature dropped to 33.9 degrees C from 36.7 degrees two days back.
“Both maximum and minimum temperatures on Thursday showed a decline. The city has so far recorded most maximum and minimum temperatures above normal. “Due to clear skies and northwesterly winds, the minimum temperature dropped on Thursday,” said a meeting official.
The Meteorological Department of India (IMD) has predicted that the minimum temperature on Friday will remain around 19 degrees Celsius, but may rise from Saturday. The met department predicted very light showers on October 16 and light to moderate rain on October 17 under the influence of a western disturbance. Light rain is also expected on October 18th.
Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather, a private weather bureau for weather forecasting, said: “The northwesterly wind is forecast to be easterly on Friday or Saturday. cause.
According to IMD’s forecast, the minimum temperature will probably be around 21 degrees Celsius on 16 and 17 October and may reach 20 degrees Celsius on 20 October.
“After the rain activity is over, the temperature can again indicate a slight dip. “There is a chance that the minimum temperature on October 19 and 20 could drop to 19 degrees Celsius,” said a meeting official. He added that a steeper drop in the minimum temperature is likely in the last week of October than the first week of November.