The winds caused even the maximum temperatures to dip considerably. At 27 degrees Celsius, the temperature in Colaba was 2.7 degrees below normal and at Santacruz, the mercury stood at 28 degrees Celsius.
After Delhi recorded the highest single-day rainfall in seven decades on Tuesday, the wind directions in the city changed from north easterly to chilly northerly.
“A strong western disturbance [an extra-tropical storm that brings sudden rain and snow in northern India] passing over J&K caused the rainfall in Delhi. The upper air cyclonic circulation changed the wind directions in the city too,” said Ajay Kumar, meteorologist, India Meteorological Department western region.