New Delhi: Delhi’s cold winter season is finally coming to an end as on Thursday the mercury crossed the 25 degrees mark, the first time since November 28 last year, as recorded at Safdarjung station of the Met department. Also Read - Wet Spell Likely Over Several Parts of Country From April 26-30: IMD

The “cold-spell” is definitely over and the weather is finally changing. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), yesterday, temperature rose to 27.8 degrees Celsius in the national capital, nearly five notches above the usual. The day before that, the maximum temperature had reached a higher-than-normal mark in nearly two weeks. Also Read - IMA Urges PM Narendra Modi To Open COVID Vaccination For All Above 18 Years

The highest temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 24.5 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Delhi Reels Under Severe Heatwave on Holi, Records Highest Temperature in March Since 1945: IMD

As a result, the IMD forecasted that the current above-normal heat situation will prevail over North India as the maximum temperature is expected to rise further in the next two weeks. Met officials also noted that nights may continue to get a little colder for the next two-three days due to western disturbance hovering over the region. Following that, it is likely to get warmer.

Notably, this season was one of Delhi’s coldest ever winters, with the lowest temperature dropping to less than 2 degrees Celsius. This is also the first time in nearly 28 years that the mercury at Safdarjung station of the capital city remained below 25 degrees Celsius for the whole of December and January, and almost half of February.