Delhi recorded its highest minimum temperature for this time of the season in at least five years as the mercury touched 12.2 degrees Celsius on what was a relatively mild late December day in the national capital on Monday.

The minimum temperature had risen five notches above the normal while the maximum, at 24.5 degrees, was up four notches from the average.

“Both the minimum and maximum temperatures recorded are highest at least in the last five years,” said a senior MeT department official.

Humidity oscillated between 41 and 83 per cent. Visibility, which was 2,000 metres at 5:30 am and 1,000 metres at 8:30 am, improved as the day progressed.[ALSO READ: 6 Fashion tips to stay amazingly stylish this winter!]

The MeT office has predicted mainly clear skies for Tuesday.

“The skies will be mainly clear. Shallow fog would occur in several parts of the city. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 22 and 11 degrees, respectively,” the weatherman said.

The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 7.6 degrees while the maximum had settled at 22.5 degrees.