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Delhi Weather
Submitted by Shiwani on Wed, 26/07/2006 - 15:51
Located at 28.38° N and 77.13° E, Delhi lies in Northern India. It has a semi arid climate and like most of the North Indian plains experiences extreme climactic conditions with the mercury dropping to a low of 0.6 degrees Celsius in winters and soaring to dizzying heights of 47 degrees Celsius during peak summer season.

The best time to be in Delhi is between November and March. November heralds the setting in of winter and lasts till mid February. The proximity to the Himalayan mountain range in the North sends cold waves that lower temperatures across Delhi. Winter season peaks in January with nights getting extremely chilly. The weather is cool and sunny during the day. Though winter rains are negligible, Delhi is prone to impenetrable fog (which is more smog these days due to the pollution) in January when the city faces issues of visibility disrupting road, rail and air traffic. February and March bring forth the blossoms making Delhi a potpourri of vibrant colours and hues. This is the most appropriate time for some outdoor tourism since the moderate weather does not get in the way.

Summers in Delhi start from April with temperatures beginning to touch about 38 degree Celsius by the end of the month. The temperatures continue to rise and reach an intolerable 45 degree Celsius by end May. The heat in the months of May and June are unbearable and walking on the melting roads during the daytime becomes an ordeal. Hot winds, called ‘loo' flowing in from the neighbouring Thar Desert in the state of Rajasthan suffocate city life. Protection is required from the heat and the strong winds, since sunstrokes can prove to be fatal. With the sun rising between 5 to 6 am and setting between 7 to 8 pm, Delhi has nearly fourteen hours of daylight! Nights in summers are comparatively comfortable due to the warm winds.

The heat is interrupted by a pleasant break provided by the monsoons. Monsoons, a typical sub continental weather season starts from July and lasts till September in Delhi. Typically the monsoon winds touch Delhi by June 29 every year. Delhi experiences an average annual rainfall of 670 millimetres or 27 inches, most of which falls mostly in the months of July and August. The importance of Delhi's monsoons, locally known as sawan, can be gauged by the fact that the they have motivated hundreds of folk songs and given rise to quite a few classic musical compositions like Megh Malhar, Mian ki Malhar. The parched earth becomes slushy and the tree leaves spring back to life bringing greenery back to the city. Monsoons are an enervating welcome break from the scorching heat although it is difficult to say which is better - the humidity or the heat.
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Guest wrote Delhi,s Climate goes on cold at 02:41:49 PM on December 1, 2009

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Hi Day by day delhi temp goes on decreasing. As temp falls people comes with more winter clothes. Ajay
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Guest wrote enquiry about Delhi Weather. at 05:45:48 PM on January 15, 2010

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Hay friends, I'm from Vyara near by Surat - Gujarat and coming to Delhi at 18th Jan. Can I know how difficult condition is there? can you please suggest me precautions? Paresh Salve.
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Guest wrote Weather in July at 04:46:47 PM on April 25, 2010

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Hello, I want to visit Delhi by July end, how will be the weather..? Is it a good time to visit..?

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Guest wrote very bad and, hot at 01:08:49 AM on June 23, 2010

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Guest wrote very bad and, hot at 01:08:56 AM on June 23, 2010

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Guest wrote Students of college hostel of shriram college of commerce,delhi at 01:39:26 PM on June 6, 2010

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I want to draw the attention of college authorities regarding availability of hostels; 12st. and 2nd. year students had to vacate the hostels after their annual exams. and it is reported that the same will not be available before 1st. week of november2010 because of acquisition of the rooms for ensuing comm. games;freshers desirous of availing hostel facilities may note the same before admission to the college!

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Guest wrote tempareture of may and june at 08:33:14 PM on June 29, 2010

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dear Sir....,T
i want the temperature from 10th of may To 25th of june .......

can u sent me on me E-mail .....
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Guest wrote want some information about climate conditions in july at 05:06:56 PM on August 28, 2010

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i want date wise discribtion of maxmium and minimum temp. and max. mim. humidity of july month. and also want max. mim. temp. and rain fall % in month of augest till date

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Guest wrote weather in delhi from 20th January2011 to26th January 2011 at 01:19:45 PM on January 4, 2011

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Dear Sir/ M'am,

Kindly give me the information about he weather in delhi from 20th January 2011 to 26th January 2011. Will these days remain colder as it these days.

Kindly provide me the info.
Thanks & Regards

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Guest wrote Delhi cool weather at 04:53:54 AM on January 5, 2011

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It's tooooo cold out here in Delhi...eeeekkkkkkkk!!!!!

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Guest wrote Thanks.. at 09:10:08 AM on January 5, 2011

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Its very Cold today, can u arrange some wood for us. Here is very cold today. Everything has been chilled.

Thanks

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Guest wrote Freezed Delhi at 04:50:26 PM on January 7, 2011

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It seems that delhi is going to have snow fall shortly.

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