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City brings out the woollens as min temp dips to 14.2°C

mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2012 02:25 IST
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Chilly winds made a pleasant comeback in the city on Wednesday as the minimum temperature dipped to 14.2 degree Celsius in the suburbs.

Wednesday was the city's coldest day in February since 2008.

"The minimum temperatures will drop by one or two degrees in the next two days before climbing back to normal," said VK Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Last week, with maximum temperatures touching the 35-degree mark, Mumbaiites felt that winter was over but on Wednesday woollens made a comeback.

On January 29, the mercury dipped to 10.2 degree Celsius, the lowest January temperature since 1935.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature at Santacruz was two degrees below normal and the maximum temperature; 28.5 degree Celsius, was also two degrees below normal.

In the island city, the minimum temperature dipped more than three degrees from 20 degrees to 16.5 degrees on Wednesday while the maximum temperature was 27.4 degree Celsius.

According to the IMD, western region, a fresh spell of cold in Jammu and Kashmir has brought back pleasant weather to the city.

"A fresh chain of western disturbances has caused rainfall and snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir. This cold wave has brought in the cold winds to the city causing a decrease both in the minimum and maximum temperature. Last week, easterly winds devoid of moisture had caused the temperature to increase," said Rajeev.