On Monday, the maximum temperature settled around 32.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.
The Safdarjung Observatory has recorded just 6.7mm rainfall in the last three days against the normal of 28.3mm -- a deficiency of 76 percent.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum temperature of 34.6°C while the minimum was 20°C.
Weather experts said that heavy rains and hail were also reported at isolated places, especially in North Delhi.
IMD said that this weather condition will persist for one or two hours and then move towards west and east Uttar Pradesh.
Both minimum and maximum temperatures are likely to come down by four to five notches
The weather forecasters also predicted dense fog to shroud the national capital between January 10 and 11.
The cold spell, which gave the national capital some of its coldest December days in recent memory, continues to be at bay at the turn of the year.
Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory for motorists expecting foggy days.
SAFAR predicted that approaching western disturbance surface winds are likely to pick up and improved ventilation is likely to influence AQI positively.
2019 has been a remarkable year of extremes for India. As things stand today, northern states are in the grip of one of the coldest seasons.
There has been a rise of 15-20 per cent in the number of patients visiting out-patient departments (OPDs) or emergencies with respiratory and cardiac ailments.
Heavy fog disrupted flight operations at the Delhi airport on Monday with 20 flights diverted, four cancelled, and around 530 delayed till 12.52 pm.
The average maximum temperature was recorded in the evening at 15.8 degrees Celsius, five notches below what is considered normal for the season.
But that is not all as the IMD predicts that there are chances of December 2019 “most likely” may become a historic second coldest month in a century