Slight abatement in cold wave, mercury rises to 5.5 degrees

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New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) The cold wave sweeping Delhi for over a week abated slightly today with the mercury rising to 5.5 degrees Celsius.

The decrease in intensity of the cold Northwesterly winds led to a rise in minimum temperature to 5.5 degrees from 3.8 degrees yesterday.

Though weatherman said the cold wave sweeping the capital was nearly over, the minimum of 5.5 degrees still remained five degrees below normal.

The cold Northwesterlies also kept the maximum temperature two degrees below normal at 20.2 degrees C.

Slight chilly conditions are likely to persist over the national capital for the next few days with the weatherman forecasting cold winds during the day tomorrow.

The Met office has forecast a mainly clear sky in the city during the next 24 hours with the minimum temperature hovering around five degrees Celsius.

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