New Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a pleasant morning on Monday after overnight rains lashed the capital with the minimum temperature settling at a comfortable 10.5 degree Celsius.

A cool breeze also blew across the city in the morning making Delhiites feel a bit of the chill but the clear skies and sun made it tolerable.

The rain guages measured 4.2 mm till 8:30 AM. The showers started around 11 PM on Sunday.

Monday's minimum was three degree Celsius above normal and up from Snuday's 9.5 degrees. On Sunday, the maximum was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius.

The rains were attributed to a western disturbance.

The mercury was on an upward swing in the past couple of days after icy winds blowing from several days kept the temperature at below normal levels.

The MeT department has predicted foggy morning for Tuesday with temperature oscillating between 10 and 21 degree Celsius.

Last month saw the minimum temperature come down to 2.9 degrees Celsius on Christmas morning, the lowest of the season so far.

In the past 11 years, except for 2010, the month of January has recorded the lowest minimum temperature at below five degrees Celsius. The lowest in the past 11 years was on January eight of 2006 when the mercury had dipped to 0.2 deg C.

The record lowest minimum for the month was recorded on January 16, 1935 when mercury touched minus 0.6 degrees Celsius while the record highest maximum was 32.5 degrees on January 28, 2004.

(Agencies)