In a significant drop from the high temperatures in the city, the mercury fell by four degrees on Saturday to 35 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature at Santacruz was 35 degrees Celsius, 2.9 degrees above normal, and much lower than the maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius on Friday. The minimum temperature on Saturday was 18.2 degrees Celsius, 2.1 degrees below normal. In Colaba, the maximum temperature on Saturday was 32.6 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 24 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity was 56% at Colaba and 33% at Santacruz.
“There was some western disturbance in northern Pakistan and adjoining regions that is now moving, leading to cooler temperatures here,” said Ajay Kumar, director, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD). “The anti-cyclone conditions, which had led to high temperatures last week, have disappeared, and the temperature is expected to be lower over the next few days.”
An anti-cyclone is an area with high atmospheric pressure where winds flow clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere.
Temperatures are expected to drop slightly on Sunday, with the maximum temperature forecast at 34 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 17 degrees Celsius.