After a pleasant Sunday, with minimum temperature of 16.4 degree celsius, the city's weather turned hot again on Wednesday. The maximum temperature recorded at the Colaba weather station on Wednesday was 35.2 degree celsius, one degree above normal. At Santa-cruz, the maximum temperature was 34.7 degree Celsius, three degrees above normal.
The city’s maximum temperature on Wednesday was the highest recorded in December in the last two years.
Minimum temperature rose, too. While at the Colaba weather station it was 24.3 degree celsius, was one degree above normal, it stood at 23 degree celsius at Santacruz, which is five degrees above normal.
“The northerly winds from Kashmir and UP are being countered by a low-pressure depression in the Arabian Sea. The low-pressure has brought in excess sea breeze and moisture, increasing the humidity and thus leading to an increase in minimum temperatures. The temperature is not likely to dip immediately in the coming days,” said Ajay Kumar, meteorologist, western region, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Weathermen predict that the minimum and maximum temperature will remain around 23 degree celsius and 34 degree celsius respectively for the next two days.
“The weather has really fluctuated this year. I could feel the increased humidity on Monday. In the evening too, the coolness was missing,” said Kalpesh Sawant, a resident of Bhandup.