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Mercury dips to season's lowest in city

mumbai Updated: Dec 24, 2010 00:48 IST
Tanumoy Bose
Tanumoy Bose
Hindustan Times
Tanumoy Bose

A chilly Thursday morning greeted Mumbaiites as the mercury dipped to 13.4 degrees Celsius, lowest in the city this year.

Going by the weatherman's prediction, the next two days are expected to have clear skies with the temperatures dipping to a minimum of 14 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 28 degree Celsius.

Even though northerly winds are the primary reason for the dip in temperatures, the clear night sky is also bringing down the temperature.

"The past couple of nights have been cloudless. The absence of clouds helps radiate out the daytime heat, which results in dip in temperature," said BK Rajeev, director, regional weather forecasting centre.

Weather records of the month show that the city's temperature dipped suddenly after a spell of comparatively warmer weather. "On December 13, the temperature fell to 14.6 degrees Celsius, while it was 19.8 degrees Celsius the previous day. On December 19, it fell to 14 degrees Celsius and has been in the same range," said an official.