If you are living in the suburbs, there are chances you will feel the chill more than your south Mumbai counterparts.
On Sunday and for the second day in a row, the minimum temperature recorded at the weather station at Santacruz was 16.4 degree Celsius, which is two degrees below normal for this time of the month. The minimum temperature at Colaba was considerably higher at 21.2 degree Celsius though normal.
“For the last few days, temperatures have come down to normal from being above normal last week. This is because of the northerly winds from states such as Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh which are responsible for the chill over the city,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department. “The temperature should now stabilise and stay cool.”
The weather department records the minimum temperature at 5.30 am. According to IMD, officially the winter season starts on January 1. The month of October, November and December are defined as the post-monsoon season.
Along with a dip in minimum temperatures, the maximum temperatures also dropped on Sunday.
While the maximum temperature at Colaba was 30.5 degree Celsius, it was 31.5 degree Celsius at Santacruz. “Last week, there were easterly winds over the city resulting in rise in temperatures during the day,” Rajeev said.
Weathermen have predicted that the minimum temperature will drop further to 16 degree Celsius on Monday and 32 degree Celsius as the maximum temperature.