Low temperatures will keep your weekend cool, says IMD

  • Badri Chatterjee, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2015 01:16 IST

Minimum temperatures in the city took a dip on Thursday night to 15.8 degrees Celsius, 3.3 degrees Celsius below normal and continued to remain the same through Friday.

Minimum temperature recorded in the suburbs on Friday evening was around 20 degrees Celsius, with the fall being attributed to western disturbances.

In south Mumbai, the minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degrees Celsius below normal.

VK Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department said, “This drop in temperature has occurred owing to western disturbances in the north. The winds have now become northerly.”

Since the beginning of February, minimum temperatures have been fluctuating from 15 degrees Celsius up to 19 degrees Celsius. Last year, the coldest day in February was 14.7 degrees Celsius on February 12.

Humidity levels were stable on Friday. Humidity levels recorded at Colaba was 53% as against 57% during the day and 62% as against 76% at Santacruz respectively.

Weathermen have predicated a partly cloudy day with minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature at 29 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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