Chill back in Delhi, mercury plummets to four deg below norma

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) After ''unusually warm'' conditions last week, severe cold wave conditions today returned to Delhi with the mercury plummeting to four degrees below normal.

Cold Northwesterly winds, blowing through the city for the second consecutive day, led to a sharp drop in minimum temperature , from 6.4 Degree yesterday, to 3.8 Degree C, four degrees below normal.

The maximum also fell to 17.1 Degree four degrees below normal.

Visibility levels remained normal with a minimum visibility of 1500 m recorded this morning.

The cold wave conditions are likely to persist for the next couple of days with the weatherman forecasting a minimum temperature of 4 degrees tomorrow.

''Cold wave conditions are likely over parts of Northwest India for the next 24 hours,''the weathermen said.

The Met office has forecast a mainly clear sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with the likelihood of mist in the morning.

The mercury in the capital suddenly dropped over the last weekend with the minimum temperature plummetting to 6.4 degrees yesterday, from 14 degrees the previous day.


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