Cold wave abates further, min rises to 9.6 Deg C, max to 28 Deg C

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New Delhi, Jan 8 (UNI) There was a considerable abatement today in the cold wave conditions sweeping Delhi with a sharp rise in mercury in the Capital.

The cloud cover in the skyline and the reversal of the wind flow in Delhi resulted in the minimum temperature shooting up to 9.6 degrees Celsius, from 7.8 degree yesterday, thus continuing the rising trend since last Friday.

The maximum also shot up to 28 degrees, seven degrees above normal.

After yesterday's dense fog, visibility levels in the city remained near normal today, though a slight mist was witnessed in the morning.

The airport sources said the flight operations at the airport were normal with the Runway Visual Range (RVR) at 1000 m in the morning hours.

Weathermen attributed the sharp rise in mercury today to the cloud cover enveloping the skyline as well as the reversal of the wind flow.

The coming days could lead to further abatement in the cold wave conditions in the city with the weathermen forecasting a rise in minimum temperature to 12 degrees tomorrow.

The Met Office forecast a partly cloudy sky for the next 24 hours, with the possibility of light rains or thundershowers in some areas.

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