Cold wave to end soon, mercury rises to 6.4 deg C

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New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) The severe cold wave being experienced by Delhiites since the beginning of the month could end in the next few days with the weatherman today forecasting sharp rise in mercury towards the weekend.

Continuing its rising trend since Tuesday, the minimum temperature today rose further to 6.4 degree Celsius even though cold Northwesterlies continued to lend chill in the air, especially in the morning.

The maximum temperature also rose to 23.7 degree Celsius, from 21.8 degree Celsius yesterday.

The chill is likely to abate further tomorrow with weathermen forecasting a sharp rise in minimum temperature to 8 degree C tomorrow.

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

Delhi has been experiencing a severe chill since the beginning of February with the mercury plummeting to 3.8 degree C on Monday, making it the coldest day in February in Delhi in the last six years.

Infact, the last time the mercury plummetted to such a low level was on February 4, 2001 when the minimum fell to 3.7 degree Celsius.

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