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City chills at 15.2°C, lowest this season

The cold wave in north India has brought Mumbaiites their share of cool weather. At 15.2 degree Celsius, the Santacruz weather station recorded the city’s lowest temperature this winter, which is two degrees below normal.

mumbai Updated: Dec 27, 2011 01:18 IST
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The cold wave in north India has brought Mumbaiites their share of cool weather. At 15.2 degree Celsius, the Santacruz weather station recorded the city’s lowest temperature this winter, which is two degrees below normal.

The maximum temperature recorded was 35 degree Celsius, which is three degrees above normal. In south Mumbai, the Colaba weather station recorded a minimum temperature of 19.6 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 33.2 degrees Celsius.

Although 15.2 degree Celsius is this season’s lowest temperature so far, weathermen said it is not expected to drop further for a few days. In 2010, the lowest temperature recorded was 13.4 degree Celsius on December 23.

“The disturbances in the western region has enhanced the cold wave sweeping across the northern belt while the north-easterly winds has brought chilly winds to Mumbai,” said K Rajeev, director, western region, Indian Meteorological Department.“The nip in the air will remain for the next few days and the maximum temperature might dip a little,” added Rajeev.

The chill in the air before the year-end has thrilled Mumbaiites. “I have been feeling colder while riding my bike after sunset. The ceiling fans at home have been given a rest, the weather has been quite pleasant for the last few days and I am enjoying every bit of it,” said Rahul Tembey, a resident of Bhandup.