Goegraphy and Climate - Delhi

Natural Environment
The Union Territory of Delhi occupies a noble position on the sub-continent. It is situated on the water-shed dividing two mighty river systems of the Ganga draining into the Bay of Bengal and of the Sindh falling into the Arabian Sea. The vast plains of the sub-continent narrow down in this sector between the Thar-Aravali barrier, projecting itself from the south-west and Himalayan outliners thrusting themselves from the north, thus giving this area the character of a broad alluvial neck.

During summer temperature shoot toabout 47 C once in a while, though the average maximumtemperature is about 42 C. In the nights, the temperature falls to a minimum of about 28 C. The days are extremely hot and often accompanied by dust storms, thus making Delhi very dusty.

The fall season starts just after therains. Its humid till about the beginningof November. By end October nights become chilly to around 15 C

Winter in Delhi is very pleasant. The mornings are very foggy, the nights cold. The maximum temperature on a very cold Delhi afternoon would be about 12 C and the minimum would fall to about 2 C though many parts of Delhi would be much colder.

Spring in Delhi is pleasant. Temperature ranges from a maximum of 25 C to a low of about 10 C. Delhi does some rain during this time and there could be hailstorms sometime in March.