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Mumbai loses cool, warmer days ahead

The chill was on the downside with Sunday being relatively warmer and the weather department predicting warmer days ahead, reports Kiran Wadhwa.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2008 02:15 IST
Kiran Wadhwa

Sunday was a tad sunny, or rather less chilly, after an unusual cold spell for a while.

The chill was on the downside with Sunday being relatively warmer and the weather department predicting warmer days ahead.

While the suburbs recorded a minimum of 12.4 degrees Celsius, south Mumbai witnessed a minimum of 14.4 degrees Celsius. This is still five degrees below the average temperature for this month.

“It will get warmer though the temperatures will still remain below normal. The wind direction has changed, so the northerly winds are not as strong,” said CVV Bhadram, Regional Head, Indian Meteorological Department.

Even the day temperatures rose to 26 degrees Celsius and it was less windy. Monday will get warmer with a minimum temperature of 13 degrees Celsius forecast for the day.

A few in the city would love the winter to stay. “It was cool to see the ‘coldest February ever’ headlines in papers. It’s so rare, and we were hoping it would last longer,” said Ritika Chawla, a 17-year-old college student.

Parts of the region are still very cold with Naliya in Gujarat recording a temperature of 1 degree Celsius, the lowest in the western region.