Mumbai: In what could bring respite to the city, which generally remains hot and humid for most part of the year, Monday morning saw the minimum temperatures dipping to 16 degree Celsius by recording second lowest temperature of this year.
As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, not only Mumbai but even interior Maharashtra will see temperatures going further down and several cities will experience the chill. “Not only the minimum saw a dip but even the maximum temperature also came down to 31.1 degree Celsius,” said an IMD official. The minimum temperature recorded at Santacruz observatory on Saturday was 16 degrees Celsius, which is 2-3 degrees Celsius below normal, while the minimum at Colaba was 20 degrees Celsius, which was 0.8 degrees Celsius below normal.
Senior IMD official said for the past few days there has been a steady drop in the minimum temperature and in the coming week the temperature may decrease in the city. “While the winds are north of north-westerly, indicating cool breeze, the speed is not sufficient. The winds are not very strong but definitely one can observe a drop in minimum temperature. Due to all this reason, the city will witness a similar temperature for some days,” said KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director, IMD (Western Region).