Slight abatement in cold wave in Delhi, mercury rises to 6 degree C

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (UNI) The cold wave sweeping the capital city since the beginning of this week somewhat abated today with a sharp rise in mercury to six degrees Celsius.

Clouds hovering over the skyline this morning led to a rise in the minimum temperature to six degrees Celsius, from three degrees yesterday.

The sharp rise in mercury led to slight abatement in the cold wave in Delhi even though the minimum temperature of six degrees Celsius was one degree below normal.

A slight fog was also witnessed this morning. The visibility level, however, remained near normal at 500 m.

The coming days could lead to further abatement in the cold wave with the weathermen forecasting a rise in the minimum temperature to seven degrees Celsius tomorrow.

''The current meteorological analysis and Numerical Weather Prediction Models suggest further rise in night temperatures over the Indo-Gangetic plains during the next two to three days,'' the Met office said.

However, the day temperatures were likely to witness a fall over the weekend, the weathermen added.

The Met office had forecast a partly cloudy sky in the city during the next 24 hours.

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