Chilly conditions back in Delhi, mercury plummets to 3.8 deg C

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New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) After "unusually warm" conditions last week, it is back to "shivery" weather conditions in Delhi with the mercury today plummeting to 3.8 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal.

For the second day in succession, cold winds in the city today caused people to shiver. Bringing about a sharp fall in minimum temperature to 3.8 degrees, from 7 degrees yesterday.

However, visibility level remained normal with a minimum visibility of 1500 m recorded this morning.

The severe cold is likely to persist in the coming days with the weatherman forecasting a minimum temperature of 5 degrees tomorrow.

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

The mercury in the capital suddenly dropped over the last weekend with the minimum temperature plummetting to 7 degrees yesterday, from 14 degrees the previous day.

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