The chill in the air persisted with the suburbs recording a minimum temperature of 12.7 degree Celsius and the island city of 17.1 degree Celsius on Sunday.
Mumbaiites can enjoy the nip in the air for a few more days, says weather department. “We have an approaching western disturbance which will continue to keep the temperatures low for a few more days,” said VK Rajeev, director regional, Indian Meteorological Department.
Weathermen said the clear sky has helped in lowering mercury levels by allowing heat to radiate out of the atmosphere. The city’s minimum temperature dipped by 8 degrees Celsius on Friday, to 13.6 degree Celsius. On Saturday, it further dipped to 12.4 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature has not fluctuated much with Colaba recording 31.5 degree Celsius on Sunday whereas in Santacruz it was 31.2 degree Celsius. The change has resulted in brisk sales of woollens.
Fog continues to disrupt flights
Delhi-bound fliers and those going to northern cities such as Chandigarh were stuck in the city on Sunday as fog continued to disrupt flight movement in north India.
Poor visibility in Delhi forced Air India’s Mumbai-Delhi flight to be diverted to Ahmedabad while a Spicejet flight was sent back to Mumbai. The low cost carrier cancelled a Delhi-bound flight from Mumbai owing to fluctuating visibility.
Out of the 151 arrivals and departures handled by Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, 41 flights were operated under the CAT III category, which is the lowest level permissible for operations during poor visibility.
Officials said flight movement on routes other than northern cities were normal barring some marginal delays.
An unclaimed bag was found in one of the two domestic terminals at the city airport which suspended movements for 15 minutes.