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Sunday was third coldest Jan day in a decade at 10.4°C

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 07, 2013
First Published: 00:54 IST(7/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:56 IST(7/1/2013)

The city is experiencing a cold wave with minimum temperatures dropping for the fourth consecutive day, making Sunday the coldest day this season. With the Santacruz observatory recording a minimum temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius, which is 6.8 dergees below normal, Sunday was also the third coldest day in January in a decade. At Colaba, the minimum temperature was 3.4 degrees below normal at 16.1 degrees. 


A minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius was recorded on January 29 last year, which was the coldest January day in a decade, while the second coldest day in January was in 2008.

In the past week, minimum temperature has dipped from a high of 21.9 degrees Celsius to a windy and chilly 10.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

“The continuing cold wave conditions in northern India, persistent dry and cold winds and low humidity resulted in a drop of 2 degrees in the minimum temperature on Sunday. We expect the conditions to either remain as cold or there might be a slight increase in temperatures,” said VK Rajeev, director, IMD, western region.

The maximum temperature at both Colaba and Santacruz was 3 degrees below normal while the humidity was 44% and 39% respectively, making the conditions cold and dry.

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