No relief from cold as Delhi records 3.7 deg C

A man paddles a handmade boat across the Yamuna river on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India December 27, 2018. (REUTERS)

Cold wave conditions persisted in Delhi on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling at 3.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the normal, a day after the national capital recorded its coldest December day since 2014.

The relative humidity recorded in the morning was 97 per cent.

The city had registered a low of 3.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and in parts of Delhi the mercury had dipped to even 3.4 degrees Celsius.

A MeT department official Thursday said, "The minimum temperature was recorded at 3.7 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 21 degrees Celsius."

The weatherman has forecast fog on Friday morning and haze thereafter.

Delhi has been reeling under intense cold wave conditions for the past few days. On December 23, the minimum temperature was recorded at 3.7 degrees Celsius. It is expected to dip to 3 degrees Celsius after December 28.

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 21.3 degrees Celsius.

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