New Delhi: It was a sunny and pleasant morning in the capital on Monday as the minimum temperature settled a notch above average at 11.2 degrees Celsius.

The met office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead.

The temperature is expected to rise towards the afternoon and the skies will be partly cloudy, said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

"The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 26 degrees Celsius," the official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 70 percent.

Sunday's maximum temperature was recorded three notches above average at 26.1 degrees Celsius while the minimum was a notch below average at 9.2 degrees.