Day temperature 3 degrees above normal this Dec
The night temperatures are normal and the chill in the air feels pleasant till almost noon, but the mercury has risen 3 degrees above normal during the day for almost a week.
The mercury has started soaring after Saturday, December 15 when it rose to 34.3 from 31.3 degrees Celsius the previous day. The meteorological centre recorded 35+ on December 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2012.
"Though the morning temperatures are normal, the day temperatures are three degrees above normal," KV Singh, director, meteorological centre said. Though north-easterly winds can bring the temperatures down, it is mostly easterly winds that are blowing.
On Thursday, the mercury came down fractionally to 33.7 degrees celsius. But the trend is likely to continue. "The day temperatures are likely to remain around 34 to 35 degrees because of the wind conditions," Singh added.
Otherwise, this was another week-long pleasant spell after a similar one in mid-November, 2012. The mercury slid to 18.3 on the night of December 14, 2012. After that it remained constant at 20.0 and 20.2 degrees celsius during the next two days. The met centre then recorded 19.7 on December 17, 205 on December 18 and 19.5 on December 19, 2012. [TOI]