At 26.5°C, Mumbai clocks cooler days than Pune, Nashik

Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:07 AM IST

The minimum temperature stood at 15.6 degrees Celsius, resulting in an average daytime temperature of 20.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest since January 15, when the temperature was 20.4 degrees Celsius.

Mumbai will see foggy, misty mornings from January 24 to 26, with the minimum temperature hovering around 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature at around 28 degrees Celsius. The city’s coldest morning this winter was on January 15, when the minimum temperature dipped to 13.8 degrees Celsius. (HT PHOTO)
Mumbai will see foggy, misty mornings from January 24 to 26, with the minimum temperature hovering around 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature at around 28 degrees Celsius. The city’s coldest morning this winter was on January 15, when the minimum temperature dipped to 13.8 degrees Celsius. (HT PHOTO)

Mumbai: The city, on Monday, clocked one of the coldest days this winter, with daytime temperatures dropping to 26.5 degrees Celsius. It was colder than Pune and Nashik which stood at 31.2 degrees Celsius and 28.5 degrees Celsius respectively.

The minimum temperature stood at 15.6 degrees Celsius, resulting in an average daytime temperature of 20.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest since January 15, when the temperature was 20.4 degrees Celsius. The day’s unusually shivery weather could be attributed to the passing of a western disturbance, after which head-on winds originating in north India brought a cold snap to the city.

Mumbai will see foggy, misty mornings from January 24 to 26, with the minimum temperature hovering around 16 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature at around 28 degrees Celsius. The city’s coldest morning this winter was on January 15, when the minimum temperature dipped to 13.8 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, though weather models had indicated chances of a dust storm in the city between January 22 to 25, due to a western disturbance, the city’s air quality index (AQI), over the last three days, has improved to the ‘moderate’ category. The AQI stood between 168 to 175 – due to higher wind speeds, which have helped disperse the pollutants across the region.

“Dust was not blown due to the western disturbance, so Mumbai won’t see any dust storm,” said Akshay Deoras, a research scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading, UK. On the contrary, experts explained that wind speeds in the city were higher than usual on account of the passing disturbance, touching about 4.6 km/h, up from around 1.9 km/h on January 21.

“This has helped to bring down pollution levels even though the temperature during the day-time was cooler than usual,” said an official with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Mumbai.

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