The minimal temperature in Mumbai dropped to fifteen diploma Celsius on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

(Shailesh Jadhav. BCCL, Mumbai)

Tuesday, December 29: Whereas Delhiites complain of bitter chilly all through December and January, for many Mumbaikars, winter means solely nice situations as the common temperature ranges between 18 and 32 levels Celsius. On Tuesday, nevertheless, the minimal temperature within the business capital dipped to fifteen levels Celsius, leaving residents feeling chilly.

The mercury ranges continued to drop in Mumbai over the weekend, with each day and evening temperatures at 35 and 21 levels Celsius, respectively, above regular. The common most and minimal temperatures for Mumbai for December are 32.4 and 18.5 °C respectively.

Within the final 24 hours, at Mumbai’s suburban base station in Santacruz, each excessive and low temperatures had been two models beneath regular at 29.4 and 15 levels Celsius, respectively. In some components of the town like Powai, the temperature dropped to 12.8 levels Celsius on Tuesday morning. Within the coastal station of Colaba, the minimal temperature settled at 17 levels Celsius, three models beneath regular.

Residents of Navi Mumbai additionally noticed a sliver within the air on Tuesday with the minimal temperature dropping to fifteen.2 levels Celsius, whereas Thane recorded a minimal temperature of 17 levels Celsius.

Furthermore, as per the forecast of India Meteorological Division (IMD), chilly situations are prone to proceed over Mumbai until New Yr’s Day. The day temperature is prone to stay beneath 32°C until January 1, whereas the evening time temperature might be round 16°C over the following two days, step by step rising to 19°C within the first week of January.

IMD officers say that chilly and north-westerly winds as a result of western disturbances are the explanation for the drop in temperature. In recorded historical past, the mercury degree in Mumbai has by no means dropped beneath 10 levels Celsius in December. Town recorded the bottom December temperature within the 12 months 1949 at 10.6 °C.

Together with the temperature, there has additionally been a pointy decline within the air high quality throughout Mumbai. Based on the System of Air High quality Climate Forecasting and Analysis (SAFAR), the air high quality index (AQI) of Mumbai remained within the ‘poor’ class with a 24-hour common AQI on Tuesday afternoon. Forecasts recommend that air pollution ranges in Mumbai could stay excessive for the following two days.

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