Snow fell in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, causing cold winds from the north-west to bring down temperatures in the northern plains. The wind direction is expected to change on Friday or Saturday, with temperatures expected to rise.
There is a possibility of some rain from Saturday to Monday due to the impact of western unrest.
A minimum temperature of 19 degrees Celsius is considered normal for this time of year. The mercury has dropped below 20 degrees Celsius in the last three years compared to this year, which has seen a relatively warm October so far.
Due to the north-west effect, the maximum temperature dropped to 33.9 degrees Celsius from 36.7 degrees two days ago.
“Both the maximum and minimum temperatures dropped on Thursday. The city is recording the highest and lowest temperatures in October so far. The minimum temperature dropped on Thursday due to clear skies and north-westerly winds, ”an interviewing official said.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the minimum temperature on Friday is likely to be close to 19 degrees Celsius but could rise from Saturday. The Meteorological Department has forecast very light rains on October 1 and light to moderate rains on October 1 due to western unrest. There is a possibility of light rain on October 18 as well.
Skymet Weather Mahesh Palawat, a private weather forecasting agency, said: “The north-westerly winds may change in the east on Friday or Saturday. Also, light rain and partial cloud cover on 17th and 18th October and it may cause minimum temperature rise.
According to the IMD forecast, the minimum temperature on October 16 and 17 could be close to 21 degrees Celsius and on October 18 it could touch 20 degrees Celsius.
“After the rains have stopped, the temperature may drop again. The minimum temperature is likely to drop to 19 degrees Celsius on October 19 and 20, ”said an interviewing official. He added that the minimum temperature is likely to fall further in the last week of October or the first week of November.