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February as a whole


Warm Februaries

Highest single-day maximum temperature

40.3degrees C 2023 Feb 16:

  • This made Bhuj the first station in the country to hit a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius in 2023.
  • This was its highest temperature for the month of February since at least 2011

39 degrees C on February 19, 2017.


Warm Februaries

Highest single-day maximum temperature

31.80 Celsius 26 Feb 2021, almost eight notches above normal and the highest ever in February in recorded history

31.30 Celsius 25 Feb 2021

31.20 Celsius, February 25, 2006


2020, 1-13 Feb: Average temperatures in Delhi

Amit Bhattacharya , February 14, 2020: The Times of India

2020, 1-13 Feb: Average maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi
From: Amit Bhattacharya , February 14, 2020: The Times of India

See graphic:

2020, 1-13 Feb: Average maximum and minimum temperatures in Delhi

Warm Februaries

Highest single-day maximum temperature

Highest single-day maximum temperature in February,1969-2023
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

See graphic, Highest single-day maximum temperature in February, 1969-2023


See the graphics

Highest single-day maximum temperature in February,2009-23


The highest maximum temperatures recorded in February, before records were rewritten in 2021

Highest single-day maximum temperature in February,2009-23 in Delhi
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

From The Times of India (various issues), including Priyangi.Agarwal@timesgroup.com

Unless mentioned otherwise, all temperatures were recorded at Safdarjung.

The highest maximum temperatures recorded in February, before records were rewritten in 2021
Graphic courtesy: [Mercury beats previous day’s record, creates another 15-year February high - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2/26/2021 (timesgroup.com) The Times of India]

34.8 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 25 Feb at the Sports Complex station in east Delhi

34.1 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 25 Feb at Pitampura

33.9 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 24 Feb at the sports complex weather station in east Delhi

33.3 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 24 Feb at Najafgarh and Pitampura

33. 2 degrees Celsius, on February 26, 2021.

33 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 25 Feb at Safdarjung — seven degrees above normal

32.5 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 24 Feb at Safdarjung, seven notches above normal and then the highest in 15 years, i.e. since 2006

32.1 degrees Celsius in 2006 on February 25,

31. 7 degrees on February 28, 2021.

30° C in 2021, on February 11,

29. 8 degrees Celsius: on February 6, 2011the highest recorded in the first 10 days of February in

29. 4 degrees Celsius on 9 Feb 2023 six degrees above normal and 4. 9 degrees higher than the previous day, at Safdarjung. This was also the second-highest recorded in the first 10 days of February.

29 degrees Celsius , February 6, 2023, the maximum temperature

28. 4 degrees Celsius on February 19, 2022 the highest day temperature for the month in Feb 2022.

28.1 degrees in 2019 on February 22

27.8 degrees Celsius in February 2020

1-18 Feb/ 2012-2023
The number of days between one and 18 February when the maximum temperature was 29 °C or more, 2012- 23
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

See Graphic, The number of days between one and 18 February when the maximum temperature was 29 °C or more, 2012- 23

Highest mean maximum and minimum temperatures

The mean maximum temperature during February was

29. 7 deg C : 2006

27. 9 deg C: 1960

27. 7 deg C: 2023, at Safdarjung: 3. 5 notches above normal, the third highest for February since 1951/ (by way of comparison, in the previous year, i.e. 2022, it was 24. 2 deg C

The mean minimum temperature during February

11. 2 deg C: 2023

Highest single-day minimum temperatures

19 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 25 Feb at Pitampura and the Sports Complex station in east Delhi

15.2 degrees Celsius in 2021 on 25 Feb at Safdarjung — three notches above normal

1982-2017: Februaries get warmer

Average maximum temperatures in February, 1992 2017
From [ The Times of India ]

Amit.Bhattacharya | Is this end of winter? 30°C likely today| Rain, Hail May Hit North Over The Weekend But Bypass City The Times of India

Temperatures have been hitting 30 in February with increasing regularity in recent years (see graphic), which could be a sign of a warming trend. Last year, the highest temperature recorded during the month was 32.4 degrees C, an 11-year high. The 25-year record for the highest temperature during the month is 34.1 degrees C (on February 26, 2006).

2021: one of the warmest Februaries

February 2021 was unusually warm
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

Clear skies make this Feb one of the warmest of late

Priyangi.Agarwal@timesgroup.com The Times of India

Though the minimum temperature was normal on most of the days, the maximum was largely recorded higher than normal with the departure range being from 4° to 7° Celsius.

“This February could be among the warmest. Unlike 2019 when six western disturbances impacted the region, only one has passed this month. As a result, very light rain was recorded only on one day, on February 4. Under the influence of a western disturbance, cloud cover is formed, which screens out sunlight and helps decrease the day temperature,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD and head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre.

He said that as it was not cloudy and the sky was clear on most of the days, it was making the maximum temperature rise.

Met officials said the maximum temperature touches 30° C usually during the last week of February, but Delhi recorded this temperature, which is seven degrees above normal, on February 11, 2021. The highest day temperature had not reached 30 degrees Celsius in the last two years [2019, 2020].

Cold day or cold wave conditions are usually reported in the first 10 days of February. No cold day or cold wave have been recorded this February.

2006, 1960, 2021: the warmest Febs since 1901
The warmest Februaries since 1901
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

Delhi records 2nd warmest Feb in 120 years


New Delhi:

The city recorded its second warmest February in the last 120 years with a mean maximum temperature of 27.9 degrees Celsius, eclipsed only by 2006 when the mean maximum temperature was 29.7 degrees, the IMD has said. Maximum temperatures during the month were on average four degrees higher than normal, making it exceptionally warm for February.

The normal maximum for February is 23.9 degrees C, Srivastava said The city last recorded a spell of rain in the first week of February with a western disturbance influencing the region between February 4 and February 7. “After that spell, we have not seen a western disturbance impacting Delhi NCR and this had led to such a spike in temperatures.,” he said.

R K Jenamani, scientist at the IMD said the maximum temperature had been above normal most days in February this year with clear skies and low wind speed a consistent phenomenon. “North India records the highest frequency of western disturbances in February and March. However, only one western disturbance has affected the region in February. In the absence of western disturbances, the wind direction and speed hardly changed on most of these days. Windy conditions were not reported this month as the average wind speed remained below 7 kmph after the first week,” said Jenamani.

Delhi recorded its warmest day of the season on Thursday and the warmest February day in 15 years, when the maximum touched 33.2 degrees Celsius at Safdarjung. A higher temperature in February was last recorded 2006, when the mercury shot up to an all-time high of 34.1 degrees for the month. Incidentally, February 2006 is also the warmest February in the last 120 years. On Wednesday, the maximum in Delhi was 32.5 degrees, while it was 33 degrees Celsius on Friday.

The IMD says at 27.9 degrees, this is the joint second warmest February, alongside February 1960. “Records kept by the IMD since 1901 show 2006 is the all-time high, while 1960 is jointly the warmest now with 2021,” said a met official.

Unusual Feb fog spell

Unusual Feb fog spell may be due to lack of active western disturbance

TIMES NEWS NETWORK/ The Times of India

Despite temperature in the region hovering above normal for over two weeks now, February has still been witnessing unusually dense to very dense fog across Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and the Pakistani belt along Lahore, Amritsar and Hisar.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said never has such a dense fog spell – one generally lasting for several hours over a period of 9-10 consecutive days – been witnessed after February 10.

“In this season, in February 2021, this spell of dense to very dense fog has occurred when night temperature was two to three degrees Celsius above normal, which is something unique,” said R K Jenamani, senior scientist at IMD.

INSAT 3D RGB satellite images captured at 8.45am every day from February 11 to 19, 2021, show a dense fog formation stretching along the northern plains.

“The fog duration has lasted over Punjab, especially at Amritsar airport from 7-8 pm till the next morning until around 9am-10.30am. In Delhi also, three-four mornings very dense fog was witnessed. This is unusual in terms of the long spell and the large areas it is keeping under zero visibility,” Jenamani added.

IMD officials said the last active western disturbance (WD) that impacted the north-western plains was from February 2 to 6, even causing light rain over Delhi, Haryana and Punjab.

“This has caused a stable boundary layer and inversion over these areas at the lower level, along with calm winds, which is collectively causing dense fog to stay for a long period of time,” said Jenamani.

2021: Maximum temp 3°C above normal on 12 days

Maximum temp 3°C above normal on 12 days of February


New Delhi:

The maximum temperature has remained at least three degrees above normal on 12 of the past 16 days of this February, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).

This February has been warm due to fewer western disturbances affecting the plains. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 29-30 degrees Celsius for the next five days, Met officials said. There has been no prediction of western disturbance in the next seven days, they added.

Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist at IMD and head of Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said, “The day temperature this month has been warmer than the last few years. Only one western disturbance has affected the region this month, while six had impacted hills and plains last February.” Western disturbance leads to cloudy sky, blocking the sunlight. “However, due to less number of western disturbance in the current month, there has been clear sky on most of the days,” he said.

...and cold, wet ones

2014- 2019: coldest, wettest Februaries in Delhi

Mean temperatures and rainfall in February, 2014- 2019
From The Times of India

Amit.Bhattacharya | This Feb was coldest and wettest in 5 years | The Times of India

February 2019 temperatures in Delhi
From [ The Times of India ]

[In 2019] Delhiites experienced the coolest and wettest February since 2014 with periodic return of chilly conditions that continued till the end of the month, in a weather pattern similar to that seen in January.

The month ended on a particularly chilly note as cold wave conditions developed on 28 Feb, with the minimum temperature plummeting to 6.8°C, six notches below normal.

Met officials said north India continues to be impacted by aftermath of the polar vortex breaking down in the Arctic, which has led to a large number of intense western disturbances (WDs) hitting the region. There were seven in February. “While the season has not seen severe cold spells, temperatures continue to drop every time a WD passes, giving the feel of a long winter,” an official said.

Why Feb had so many wet days, but not heavy rain

Just as in January [2019], [Feb 2019] saw a lot of fairly intense western disturbances (WDs) — low-pressure wind systems that come into north India from the Mediterranean region, bringing in wet weather. Seven WDs impacted the region in February, against a normal of fivesix, the same as in January. This resulted in an unusually high number of nine rainy days during the month, the highest in at least 15 years for which data was scanned.

None of the wet spells resulted in long episodes of heavy rain. The cumulative rainfall in the month was 23.9mm, just 1.8mm higher than normal but nonetheless the highest seen in February since 2014.

“While a high number of WDs hit the region in February drawing moist winds from Arabian Sea, these did not interact with an easterly wave, which brings in moisture from Bay of Bengal. Thus, we saw a large number of rainy days but not very heavy rainfall,” said B P Yadav, head of IMD’s regional meteorological centre.

Temperatures fluctuated in accordance with the movement of the weather disturbances. An approaching WD usually raises temperatures as it draws warmer easterly and southerly winds into the region, and cloudiness makes nights warmer. After the WD has passed, cold northerly and northwesterly winds start blowing, bringing in the chill from the Himalayas.

“As there was very less gap between successive WDs this month, we didn’t have sustained northerly winds and long cold spells, as seen in the second half of December. So, the city didn’t experience very low temperatures,” said M Mohapatra, DGM, IMD.

However, both the mean minimum and maximum temperatures in February —22.5 degrees C and 10.6 degrees Celsius, respectively — were the lowest for the month in five years.

Polar vortex still haunts

In late December [2018], the anti-clockwise current of air spinning around the Arctic region — called the polar vortex — broke down, sending blasts of freezing cold into northern Europe and north America. Its effects have persisted for north India.

“The temperature gradient between areas closer to the Arctic and the mid-latitudes has increased. This has intensified and diversified the mid-latitudinal jet stream winds in the upper atmosphere. That, in turn, have energised the western disturbances that impact north India,” said Mohapatra.


Warm Februaries

There have been nine days from 1969 to 2023 when the maximum temperature recorded in February was 37 °C or higher

Highest single-day maximum temperature

Highest single-day maximum temperature in Panaji in February till mid Feb 2023
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

38.7°C : 2013 Feb 6 >India Times- The Times of India

38.2°C: 2023 February 16

37.9C: 2023 Feb 13

Rainfall in February



February rainfall in Delhi, 2009- 23
Graphic courtesy: [ The Times of India]

See graphic ‘February rainfall in Delhi, 2009- 23’

2014, 2022

48. 8mm of rainfall in February 2014,

28. 7mm rainfall in February 2022, Till 26 Feb


Rainfall in February, 2015-24
From: [February 2, 2024: The Times of India]

See graphic:

Rainfall in February, 2015-24

Poor rainfall and high temperatures

Priyangi.Agarwal, High & Dry: Why Delhi Is Sweating Over An Early Summer This Year/ No Rain This February, Conditions Mirror Those Seen In 2006, 2017 and 2018/ The Times of India/ 22 Feb. 23

An analysis of India Meteorological Department’s data of the [2004-23] reveals that Delhi recorded high temperatures in February in 2006, 2017 and 2018 when there was no rainfall in the month.

Kuldeep Srivastava, head of India Meteorological Department’s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, said, “The reason for the early onset of summer is because Delhi has received insignificant rainfall in the past two months. The lack of rainfalland the clear skies have led to elevated temperatures. ” The maximum temperature at Safdarjung on Tuesday was at 31. 4 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal. There were hotter recordings at other weatherstations, with the 32. 7 degrees Celsius at Sports Complex in east Delhi being at the top. The minimum temperature too was five degrees above normal at 16. 1 degrees Celsius. On Monday, Safdarjunghad recorded a high of 33. 6 degrees Celsius, nine degrees above normal, the hottest since 2006 and the third hottest February day in the past 55 years.

The IMD records show that the all-time highest maximum temperature in Febru-ary was logged on February 26, 2006, when the mercury climbed to 34. 1 degrees.

In the month of February in 2017 and 2018, the highest maximum temperatures recorded were 32. 4 degrees and 32 degrees Celsius. There was no rainfall during the month in all the three years.

In 2021, the highest maximum temperature in February was 33. 2 degrees Celsius. However, two days of light rain were reported in the first five days of the month.

Temperature in February


Priyangi.Agarwal, February 29, 2024: The Times of India

Mean minimum temperatures:

8.4 degrees C/ 2008

9.2 degrees Celsius/ 2024/ 1.4 degrees lower than normal and the lowest since, when the month’s average was

Mean maximum temperature (at Safdarjung):

22.5 degrees C/ 2019

23.9 degrees Celsius/ 2024

Normal maximum temperature

24.2 degrees C.

48.8mm/ Feb 2014

32.5mm/ 2024: an excess of 53%.

average night temperature

11.2 degrees C/ 2023

days 3.8 degrees warmer

27.7 degrees C. Last year, the daily maximum temperature had crossed 30 degrees C by Feb 20 and the month saw six days of 30-plus temperatures, with the month’s highest touching 33.6 degrees C. This month, the warmest day was on Feb 19, when the mercury hit 28.2 degrees C.

“Four western disturbances impacted the plains in Feb this year. Two back-toback western disturbances affected the region from Feb 1 to 4 leading to rain and cloudiness. However, no western disturbance influenced the city from the period from Feb 5 to 18. In absence of cloudiness and blowing of northwesterly winds, the night temperature stayed below the normal mark,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, scientist and head, Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, IMD.

Due to clear skies, the heat quickly dissipates at night which causes a dip in night temperature. While northwesterly winds from western Himalayan region bring cold air to the city.

“Two western disturbances impacted the city in the last 10 days of the month. They were feeble and caused drizzling in the city,” said Srivastava. Explaining why the day temperature remained low on most days, he said, “Strong winds of up to 10-12 kmph prevailed in the city on most days. Strong winds prevented a rise in maximum temper atures on most days.”

The maximum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 25.4 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal, but it will be considered as Feb 29’s temperature as IMD maintains record of maximum temperature on next day.
The forecast of the met department says that the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to stay around 27 and 11 degrees Celsius on Thursday. “However, rain is likely to lash the city either late on March 1 night or early morning of March 2,” said a met official. Rain is likely to be accompanied by gusty winds of up to 30-40 kmph.

1st February

2nd February

Delhi/ 17.9°C mn/ 2018

Delhi’s coldest Feb day in 5 years The Times of India

Delhi recorded its coldest February day on Saturday in nearly five years with the maximum temperature recorded at 17.9 degrees Celsius — four notches below normal for this time of the season. Dense fog was recorded in parts of the capital on Saturday morning.

Other locations across Delhi recorded a similar maximum with Jafarpur being the coldest at 15 degrees Celsius. Palam and Ayanagar, meanwhile, recorded a maximum of 16.6 and 17.2 degrees Celsius, respectively. Delhi’s humidity levels have been oscillating between 80% and 100% in the last 24 hours.

Himachal Pradesh, cold wave/ 2020

Cold weather intensifies in Himachal; Manali, Kufri shiver at sub-zero temperatures | PTI

Shimla, Feb 3 "Cold wave has intensified its grip... The minimum temperature has plummeted 2 to 3 degrees below normal limits while the maximum temperature has settled 1 to 2 degrees below average," said Manmohan Singh, Director of Met Centre, Shimla.

Minimum temperatures

Bhuntar (minus 0.3).

Dalhousie 1.8 °C

Kalpa recorded a low of minus 7.4 degrees Celsius,

Keylong, the Tribal district Lahaul and Spitis administrative centre remained the coldest place in the state at minus 15.6 degrees Celsius, Singh said.

Kufri (minus 1.8)

Manali (minus 3.8),

Shimla 2.5 degrees Celsius .

Una was The warmest place in the state where the maximum temperature settled at 22.6 degrees Celsius.

3rd February

Himachal Pradesh, cold wave intensifies/ 2020

Intense cold wave conditions intensify most parts of HP | PTI

Shimla, Feb 4 (PTI) Intense cold wave conditions sweeping most parts of Himachal Pradesh further intensified as the minimum temperatures dropped by a few notches.

Minimum temperatures:

Bhuntar 1.8 degrees Celsius,

Dharamsala 7.4 degrees Celsius

Kalpa minus 2.4 degrees Celsius,

Keylong was the coldest in the region with a low of minus 8 degrees Celsius,

Manali minus 2.6 degrees Celsius

Nahan 8.4 degrees Celsius.

Palampur 5.6 degrees Celsius,

Shimla 4 degrees Celsius,

Solan 2 degrees Celsius,

Sundernagar 2.3 degrees Celsius,

Una 4.6 degrees Celsius,

4th February

Delhi, dense fog, 23.2°C mx, 8°C mn, 2019

Delhi fog on 4 Feb 2019
From [Ganesh Chandra, The Times of India ]

Dense fog sends travel schedule haywire OVER 250 FLIGHTS HIT, 12 TRAINS DELAYED|4 Feb 2019| The Times of India

As dense fog hit the capital on Monday morning, visibility dropped to as low as 50 metres. Over 250 flights were affected and at least 12 trains delayed.

Visibility at Safdarjung was recorded at 200m at 5.30am. It came down to 100m at 8.30am, a Met official said. At Palam, the visibility was 50m between 5.30am and 8.30am.

Delhi’s maximum temperature stood at 23.2 degrees Celsius on Monday, just two days after recording its coldest February day in nearly five years. On Saturday, Delhi’s maximum temperature had fallen to 17.9 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature was 8 degrees Celsius.

A minimum runway visual range of 50m is required for a flight to land safely. The minimum RVR for takeoff is 125m.

5th February

6th February


29. 8 degrees Celsius: on February 6, 2011, was the day's maximum temperature

29 degrees Celsius , February 6, 2023, was the day's maximum temperature

7th February

Delhi/ NCR, hailstorm, 19.1°C mx, 15 °C mn, 2019

A hail-covered roadside in Noida at 5.30pm on 7 Feb 2019. Widespread hailstorms lashed north India, including Delhi-NCR, along with rain and strong winds, setting social media abuzz. There was snow in the hills and also reports of damage to crops in the plains.
From Prem Bisht The Times of India

Hailelujah! Delhi finds itself in eye of a storm Thundershowers, Hail Bring Down Mercury

A spell of rain on Thursday evening, the second of the day, saw parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region enveloped in a blanket of white. The hailstorm gladdened the hearts of people, but disrupted both traffic and flight operations. The accompanying thundershowers brought the mercury plummeting by several degrees. Perhaps the people had not expected the unusual sight of their surroundings covered by hailstones when they woke up to light rain and gradually saw the minimum temperature moving up to 15 degrees Celsius during the day, six notches above normal.

Delhi’s regional Met department attributed the hailstorm to a mixture of factors. “A hailstorm is not unusual for this time of the year,” said B P Yadav, head of IMD’s regional centre. “However, a number of factors contributed to making it severe. There was a confluence of winds coming from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea which met over northern India. At the same time, jet streams, which are strong winds, were passing over the northern plains and helped in deep cloud formation at the lower level.” Cold winds and low temperatures, with a western disturbance bringing showers over northern India, lead to thundercloud and hail formation.

The maximum temperature in Delhi on Thursday was 19.1 degrees Celsius, four below normal for this time of the season. The capital recorded “trace” rainfall till 8.30 am, but 4.8mm by 8.30 pm. Palam, Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded 3.2mm, 3.8mm and 3.4mm of rainfall, respectively. The humidity levels in the last 24 hours, meanwhile, oscillated between 89 and 100 per cent.

8th February

Delhi, rain, 20.6°C mx, 7°C mn, 2019

Temp dips by 8°C, expect more fog in next 3 days The Times of India

Delhi recorded a dip of eight degrees on Friday, in terms of minimum temperature settling at 7 degree Celsius, compared to Thursday’s reading of 15 degrees following strong showers and hailstorm in the capital.

The spell of rain also brought down Delhi’s air quality in the “moderate” category with the overall AQI recorded at 144 on Friday. According to the India Meteorological Department,

Delhi’s maximum temperature was recorded at 20.6 degrees Celsius on Friday – three notches below normal for this time of the season. The regional met department said Pusa in Delhi recorded the lowest minimum temperature at 6.5 degrees Celsius, while Mungeshpur recorded the lowest maximum at 18 degrees Celsius.

Safdarjung, considered as the base weather station for Delhi, received 4.8mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Friday. However, officials said Ridge and Palam stations received the most rainfall, recording readings 39.3 and 30.4mm of rainfall respectively.

9th February



29. 4 degrees Celsius on 9 Feb 2023 six degrees above normal and 4. 9 degrees higher than the previous day, at Safdarjung. This was also the highest recorded in the first 10 days of February since 2011.

8. 6 degrees Celsius: The minimum temperature, one degree below normal. The relative humidity oscillated between 30% and 95%.

(9 Feb 2023: At 30. 3 degrees Celsius, Pitampura in north-west Delhi was the hottest station while other stations sizzled at 28-29 degrees Celsius.)

8. 6 degrees Celsius: The minimum temperature, one degree below normal. The relative humidity oscillated between 30% and 95%.

10th February

2019 Delhi’s minimum temperature was recorded at 6° Celsius on Sunday.

2019 Brace for more rain, hailstorms this week/ TOI

Wet V-Day In City, Snow In The Hills

hailstorm. Experts said places such as Ganganagar district of Rajasthan and the adjoining Dabwali area of Haryana suffered heavy damage to standing mustard crops. Elsewhere in Haryana, the damage was restricted to four-five districts in the south. “These districts (Bhiwani, Rewari, Mahendragarh, Dadri and parts of Mewat) reported 5% to 10% crop loss. It affected mainly bajra and mustard,” said Suresh Gahlawat, additional director in the state agriculture department.

Yadav said a number of factors made last week’s hailstorm activity unusual — including a confluence of winds coming from opposite directions and jet stream winds in the upper levels, which lead to strong cloud formation. “The western disturbance was much stronger last time and we had winds from Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea coming, and meeting on top of the northern plains, leading to such a phenomenon. While there is an active western disturbance this time around as well, the other factors are not present this time around,” said Yadav.

There were reports of potato and other vegetables taking a hit in Punjab, where CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a special survey to assess crop losses due to the storm. Most of the wheat crop may have escaped damage because the plants have not yet attained much height. The moisture could, in fact, be beneficial, some experts said.

Temperatures in the region had plummeted by almost eight degrees in some parts of NCR after the hailstorms

11th February

12th February

13th February

Delhi: 27.8°C max, winter nears end, 2020

Winter nears end, temp set to rise

The mercury at Safdarjung weather station crossed 25 degrees Celsius on Thursday for the first time since November 28. It touched a high of 27.8 degrees C, nearly five notches above normal. The long winter in north India may be coming to an end

In the capital, the change in weather was dramatic. Day temperatures crossed the normal mark for only the second time in the month on 12 Feb, when a maximum of 24.5 degrees Celsius was recorded, a rise of 1.5 degrees over the previous day. On 13 Feb, the maximum was five degrees above the normal mark.

14th February

15th February

Delhi/ 15°C mx/ 2018

Delhi had recorded a low maximum temperature on February 15, 2014, when it touched around 15 degrees Celsius, Met officials said.

16th February

17th February

18th February

19th February

20th February

21st February

Delhi/ 32.4°C mx/ 2017

The city recorded 32.4 degrees Celsius on the day last year.

Delhi/ 31.7°C mx/ 2018

2018: At 31.7°C, Delhi sees warmest day in February

New Delhi : Winter may be over with the mercury crossing the 30-degree-Celsius mark for the first time this season. The maximum temperature recorded was 31.7 degrees Celsius – seven notches above normal. It was also the second warmest February 21 in the last decade,

22nd February

Delhi/ 32.4°C mx/ 2017

The capital recorded a maximum of 32.4 degrees Celsius on February 21, 2017.

Delhi/ 32°C mx/ 2018

2018 This Feb 22 warmest in 10 years: Met

New Delhi: Capital’s mercury levels continued on rise on Thursday, as the maximum temperature touched 32 degrees Celsius, making it the warmest day of the season.

Delhi’s maximum temperature was seven notches above normal. This was also the second warmest February day in the last decade Across the capital, the Ridge station recorded the highest maximum temperature at 32.4 degrees Celsius while Palam touched 32 degrees Celsius. Ridge also recorded the highest minimum temperature at 16.2 degrees Celsius. TNN

23rd February

Bhira, Maharashtra / 40°C mx/ 2018

2018 It’s still February, but Bhira in Maharashtra has hit 40°C

Bhira, about 100km from Pune, in Maharashtra, recorded a temperature of 40 °C on Friday. An official from India Meteorological Department told TOI that Bhira was currently the only IMD station in the country where the day temperature had soared to such a level.

24th February

25th February

Delhi, 25.4°C mx, 9.2°C mn, 2019

Temp down, but air deteriorates to ‘poor’


Evening showers delay over 100 flights

Strong shower and gusty winds lashed the city on Monday evening, bringing down the temperature by a few degrees. However, as the sky remained overcast through out the day, the air quality deteriorated to the ‘poor’ category due to high moisture.

Following the rain, triggered by a western disturbance, Delhi’s minimum fell to 9.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal. The maximum temperature was recorded at 25.4 degrees Celsius

26th February

Delhi/ 34.1 °C mx/ 2006

34.1 degrees C (on February 26, 2006): a 25-year record (on the high side).

Delhi, 21°C mx, 8.7°C mn; 2.4mm of rain/ 2019

Rain cools city, improves air; more showers likely today


There was light rain in parts of the city on Tuesday evening, accompanied by strong surface winds. The temperature, too, fell in the last 24 hours with the maximum being recorded at 21degrees Celsius — five notches below normal for this time of the season.

The Safdarjung weather station — considered as the base for Delhi’s weather — recorded 2.4mm of rainfall until 8.30am on Tuesday. “Trace” rainfall was also recorded in some locations, met officials added.

The lowest minimum temperature on Tuesday was recorded at Ayanagar at 8.7 degrees Celsius, while the lowest maximum was recorded at Mungeshpur at 19.2 degrees Celsius.

The spell of rain has seen Delhi’s air quality improve to the “moderate” category with an Air Quality Index of 116 — a sharp decline from Monday’s AQI of 217 (poor).

27th February

28th February

Delhi, 6.8°C mn/ 2019

Minimum temperature plummeted to 6.8°C, six notches below normal

29th February

Delhi, 27.3°C/ 16.2°C, 18.5 mm rain: 2020

February 29, 2020: The Times of India

After weekend rain, more likely next week

Thundershowers lashed parts of NCR on 29 Feb evening after the Indian Meteorological Department predicted moderately cloudy skies, strong surface winds, along with very light rain and hail at isolated places. The rains, which lasted for over a couple of hours, resulted in waterlogging in a number of areas in Delhi. As many as 18 flights bound for Delhi’s IGI airport were diverted to Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

Till 8.30pm, the Safdarjung station recorded 18.5 mm rainfall, while Palam recorded 14.8mm.

“An active western disturbance (WD) caused this rain in NCR. Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan, west UP and East UP were also affected

Earlier people in Delhi woke up to a windy morning with the minimum temperature at 16.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season’s average. The maximum temperature was 27.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal.

See also

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