The New Year morning in Delhi was a little warmer compared to the previous night when mercury touched 3.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average.  The minimum temperature was recorded at 7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

The pollution level meanwhile went up to ‘severe’ from ‘very poor’, with the air quality index recording 404 at 10 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

The Met Office said the sky would remain partly cloudy through the day.

“There was shallow to moderate fog in the morning along with dense fog in some parts of Delhi. Later in the day, there will be haze and smoke,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS.

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius. At 8.30 am, humidity was 100 per cent.

According to the IMD, cold wave condition will continue at isolated places.

Monday’s maximum temperature settled at 22.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above average, while the minimum temperature was 3.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average.

(With agency inputs)