New Delhi, Jan 15 (Agencies): Piercing icy winds are over for now as Delhiites woke up to a sunny morning on Saturday with the minimum temperature rising by four degrees.

The low was recorded at 10 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal for this time of the season and four degrees more than Friday's minimum of 6.1 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature was 8 degree Celsius on the same date last year, a MeT official said.     

There was a shallow fog cover for sometime in the morning but visibility improved later.

The weatherman said there will be fog in the morning on Sunday and the minimum and maximum may be between 7 degrees and 17 degrees, respectively.

The MeT office had earlier said warm weather conditions would be short-lived, and mercury could dip over the weekend following snowfall in the Himalayan region and rains in the foothills.

The piercing chill and icy winds that had persisted for several days cleared away on Monday when the maximum temperature rose to 19.2 degrees Celsius, after keeping below 15 degrees for almost a week.

According to MeT statistics, the record for the highest maximum for the month of January was 32.5 degree Celsius recorded on the 28th of 2004. The record minimum is -0.6 deg C recorded on 16th of the month in 1935.