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Mumbai: Gap widens between minimum, maximum temperatures

On Saturday, the minimum temperature at Santacruz dropped from 20.2 degrees Celsius to 18.4 degrees Celsius, which was 1.3 degrees below normal.

mumbai Updated: Dec 06, 2014 21:39 IST
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There was a dip in minimum temperatures in the city once again, continuing the trend of fluctuations.

On Saturday, the minimum temperature at Santacruz dropped from 20.2 degrees Celsius to 18.4 degrees Celsius, which was 1.3 degrees below normal.

The minimum temperature at Colaba remained above normal at 23 degrees Celsius. Weathermen said that minimum temperatures will hover around 18 degrees Celsius for at least two days and there may be a drop in mercury after that.

The city has not witnessed minimum temperatures drop below 18 degrees Celsius this winter, with the mercury generally in the range of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius.

Although the minimum temperatures dipped on Saturday, the maximum temperature at both Colaba and Santacruz was above normal, increasing the gap between minimum and maximum temperatures.

At Colaba, the maximum temperature was 34.8 degree Celsius and 1.8 degrees above normal while at Santacruz it was 35 degree Celsius and two degrees above normal.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said the maximum temperatures are expected to fall after Monday, December 8.

“The winds are still pre-dominantly easterly and northeasterly, causing warm conditions. But soon, the maximum temperatures should come down to normal,” said VK Rajeev, director, IMD, western region.

“Also, another western disturbance is developing and it may bring down minimum temperatures,” added Rajeev.

A western disturbance is an extra tropical storm that originates in the Mediterranean Sea and travels towards Himalayas carrying icy winds and heavy moisture.