Mumbai weather: IMD confirms temperature was 15.2 degree celsius

Updated: 21 December, 2017 16:52 IST | Pallavi Smart | Mumbai

IMD says winds from north chilling the air; to last a few more days

With the minimum temperature dropping to as low as 15.2 degrees Celsius, Thursday became the coldest day in Mumbai this month. The cold weather is likely to continue for two more days after which, the change in the wind flow is expected to result in a very slight increase in temperature, but the chill will continue.

With the weather getting colder, Mumbaikars are now scrambling to buy winter clothes

For a coastal city like Mumbai, chilly weather is not a regular phenomenon. However, as opposed to its regular weather conditions, Mumbaikars have been feeling a noticeable chill in the past few days, with many even having to buy winter clothes. The temperature in the city is seeing a constant dip over the past few days. From being a constant 17 degrees C for a few days, the temperature has been steadily dropping.

“These are north east winds flowing towards Mumbai, causing this cold weather and a dip in temperatures. Winds coming from the north are bound to chill the air. This will continue for at least two days, with temperatures dipping further. But after that the wind flow is expected to change. While the temperature may rise slightly, there will not be any major difference as we do not expect it to make any huge impact and the chilly weather will continue,” said Ajay Kumar, scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 20 degrees C at Colaba and 15.2 degrees C at Santacruz. The maximum temperature recorded was 33.4 degrees C at Colaba and 33.8 degrees C at Santacruz.

While the nights are observed to be chillier than the mornings, experts explained that the temperature drop is mostly seen in the night readings while there is a marginal increase in it during the morning readings. Nights will continue to remain colder.

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First Published: 21 December, 2017 16:49 IST

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