New Delhi:Delhi continued to shiver under a spell of chill and dense fog on the last day of the year as minimum temperature remained below normal levels.
   
The minimum temperature recorded at 6.8 degrees Celsius was a degree below normal and not much better than Friday’s 6.6 degrees.
   
Low temperatures coupled with dense fog made life difficult for the people and general visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport was stated to be below 50 metres.
   
The maximum temperature on Friday was recorded at 21.1 Degree which remains normal this time.

While dense fog is likely to persist in the morning of New Year, the temperature is expected to rise slightly up to 8 degrees Celsius, according to weather forecasters.
   
The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky with Possibility of thundery development for the next 24 hours.
   
The December of last year saw the minimum temperature come down to 5.2 deg C on the 22nd of the monthIn the past Decade,the lowest minimum for the month was recorded on December 12, 2005 when the mercury recorded 3.3 deg C while the highest maximum was 28.4 deg C on December 15, 2003.
   
The record for the lowest minimum for the month of December is 1.1 deg C recorded on the 26th of the month in 1945 and the highest maximum was 29.3 deg C on third of the month in 1987.

(Agencies)