With a minimum temperature of 13.8° C, the past week has been the coldest day this winter season so far in Mumbai
Citizens can continue to enjoy this nip in the air as the same weather is expected to continue for sometime with slight changes
From being constant at 17°Celsius for a few days, the temperature in the city and suburbs first dropped to 15.2°Celsius on December 21
For a coastal city, a chilly winter is not a regular phenomenon
The unusual weather conditions this season has given Mumbaikars reason to bring out those sweaters and scarves
Krishnanand Hosalikar, deputy director, Indian Meteorological Department, said, "After January 2, this is the lowest temperature that was recorded for Mumbai this winter season. Winds blowing from the north toward the south are bringing cold weather along. This will continue for another few days, even though there will be a slight increase in temperature."
People huddle together and light a fire to warm up against the chilly temperatures
In addition to the chill, heavy fog continued to cloud up visibility on Mumbai's key roads
Apart from Mumbai, other parts of Maharashtra were also affected by the drop in temperatures and dry weather conditions. Temperatures dropped a degree or two below normal in the Vidharbha, central Maharashtra and Konkan regions during the past week
The flow of northeasterly winds over Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra remained one of the primary reasons for the cool climatic conditions.