Temperature soars in north India

New Delhi (NVI): Winter is on its way out in North Indian plains, with mercury rising substantially across the country.

Amritsar in Punjab is the coldest city in the plains where the minimum temperature was recorded at 8.4 degrees  Celsius, according to Skymet weather.

In Rajasthan’s Churu and Pilani, the minimum temperature was recorded at 9.8 and 10.0 degrees Celsius respectively.

Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and Sikar in Rajasthan both recorded minimum temperature at 10 degree Celsius.

Bhilwara in Rajasthan and Hisar in Haryana recorded minimum temperature at 10.2 and 10.3 degrees Celsius.

The minimum in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan and Raisen in Madhya Pradesh was 10.5 degrees Celsius.

Karnal in Haryana recorded a minimum temperature of 10.8 degrees Celsius.

According to the Skymet weather, temperatures were significantly above normal by 4-5 degrees, which is little too early for the season. However, wind speed has picked up pace and is blowing at 25-30 kmph.

“Although day temperatures have risen sharply with bright sunshine,high velocity winds are keeping cold factor alive,” it added.

Delhi and NCR region also saw a slight increase in minimum temperature to 13.7 degrees Celsius from 12.3 degrees Celsius recorded yesterday.

The maximum temperature today is expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The overall air quality in the national capital today is in “moderate” category.

According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital stood at 142 which falls in the “moderate” category.

The IMD said that some isolated rain and snow is expected in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland,Manipur and Sikkim during next few days.

The weatherman has forecast that in Northwest India there will be a fall in temperature by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in next 24 hours and in East India there will be a gradual rise in temperature by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius during next two to three days.

“In northern parts of Maharashtra there will be a fall in minimum temperature by 2 to 4 degrees Celsius during the next two to three days,” weatherman said.

“No significant change temperature is expected in rest of the country,” it added.