A chilly morning with a mist cover greeted Delhiites on Monday even as the mercury rose marginally to settle at 5.7 degree Celsius.

The minimum yesterday was 5.5 degree Celsius.

Northwesterly winds blowing over north India and snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have resulted in cold conditions in the national capital, Met officials said.

A thin layer of fog also enveloped the sky in the morning, but it did not disrupt the movement of flights.

The weather office has forecast mist and shallow fog in the morning with clear sky later in the day.

Maximum and minimum temperature is likely to be around 22 degree and 6 degree Celsius respectively.

During the past week, the temperature in the city has been oscillating between 5 and 21 degrees Celsius.

In 2008, the lowest minimum of the month was 6.4 degree Celsius recorded on December 26 while in 2007, it was 3.9 degrees on December 29.

The all-time minimum temperature was recorded on December 26 of 1945 when the mercury dipped to 1.1 degree Celsius.