New Delhi: Delhiites covered themselves in woolens on Sunday as they woke up to one of the chilliest Christmas morning with mercury slipping to the season's lowest of 2.9 deg C.

Sunday's minimum was five degrees below normal.

The minimum temperature on Saturday stood at 3.3 deg C.

The MeT had said the winter chill is here to stay for at least the next few days, and predicted a further fall in minimum temperature on Christmas.

The maximum temperature on Sunday is expected to hover around 19 deg C.

In December last year, the minimum had come down to 5.2 deg C on the 22nd of the month. In 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)