Cold in Delhi: Mercury drops to lowest in 6 years

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New Delhi, Jan 3: Severe cold wave conditions today continued to sweep through the national capital, with the mercury recording five degrees below normal at two degrees Celsius, the lowest in the last six years.

Weathermen said it was the lowest level that the temperature had touched in the last six years. The lowest temperature recorded earlier was four degrees Celsius in 2004. The minimum visibility recorded also fell to 400m this morning, leading to traffic jams in many areas of the city. However, flight operations at the Airport remained normal, an Airport spokesperson said.

The capital city yesterday recorded the lowest temperature of the season at 1.9 degrees Celsius. The cold wave conditions are likely to persist with the weathermen forecasting a minimum temperature of two degrees tomorrow as well.

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


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