Warm winds from north raise temperatures in city
A day after the city temperatures touched 14.1 degree Celsius, the mercury rose in the suburbs and in the Island city on Saturday. HT reports.mumbai Updated: Feb 10, 2013 01:32 IST
A day after the city temperatures touched 14.1 degree Celsius, the mercury rose in the suburbs and in the Island city on Saturday.
On Saturday, the minimum temperature was 16.5 degrees Celsius at Santacruz and in Colaba it was 20 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature at Santacruz stood at 34.3 degrees Celsius, which was 3.4 degrees above normal, while at Colaba, the maximum temperature of 31 degrees Celsius was 1.3 degrees above normal.
Officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that as the western disturbance (an extra-tropical storm that causes rain and snow in the northern parts of the country) has recently undergone weakening and has moved westwards, the wind direction has changed.
“The wind direction has changed to north easterly winds from northerly. As a result, warm winds are blowing in from central India into the city,” said NY Apte, deputy director-general, IMD.
“The temperatures will rise slightly as warm winds will continue to prevail and it will be two or three days till another western disturbance affects the city’s weather,” Apte added.