Cold wave sweeps Delhi, likely to stay for next 4 days: IMD

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Cold wave sweeps Delhi, likely to stay for next 4 days: IMD
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New Delhi (NVI): Cold wave conditions are likely to stay in parts of the national capital for the next four days as the minimum temperature is expected to drop further, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Moderate to dense fog is also predicted during the period, the IMD added.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 5.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city said.

Reportedly, the observatory had recorded a minimum of 3.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the lowest this season so far.

The minimum temperature had increased slightly to 5.5 degrees Celsius on Monday under the influence of a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) affecting the upper reaches of the Himalayas.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature settled at 23.5 degrees Celsius, two notches more than normal.

In addition to this, the air quality in Delhi has dipped into ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

-CHK