New Delhi, Jan 1: A thick blanket of haze marked the early morning hours of the new year with the minimum temperature dropping to 6.6 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
But conditions considerably improved by 10 AM as the sun came out of the hiding. Visibility was 300 metres at 8.30 AM while humidity was at 95 per cent.
The maximum temperature is expected to be around 25 degrees Celsius, five degrees above the season's average and the skies will remain mainly clear, weather officials of the Safdarjung observatory said.
Yesterday, the maximum temperature was recorded as 25.1 degrees Celsius, the highest in five years for this time of the season, and the minimum settled at 8.2 degrees Celsius.