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Coldest day of season yet: Mumbai chills at 15.6°C

Thursday morning was so far the coldest of the winter season, as the mercury dropped to 15.6 degree Celsius, three degree below normal, at Indian Meteorology Department’s Santacruz weather station.

mumbai Updated: Dec 18, 2015 11:47 IST
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Mumbai’s suburbs recorded its lowest temperature of the season so far at 15.6 degrees Celsius.(Vidya Subramanian/HT photo)

There was a nip in the air on Thursday morning, when Mumbai’s suburbs recorded its lowest temperature of the season so far at 15.6 degrees Celsius.

The drop, the weather department said, is normal for this time of the year and is caused by winds from the country’s north-east. The minimum temperature in south Mumbai hovered around the normal 20.5-degrees mark.

Days are getting cooler — the maximum temperature in Colaba was four degrees below normal at 27.5 degrees Celsius. In the suburbs, it was a degree less than normal. The chill is likely to stay for the next few days.

The minimum temperature will remain around 17-18 degrees Celsius.

“There were no clouds in the sky on Thursday and all the winds were northerly,” said VK Rajeev, director, India Meteorological Department. His deputy, HS Hosalikar, said during the day, north-westerly winds were bringing down temperatures.

“The nights are much cooler because of the north-easterly winds after sunset,” Hosalikar said.

“The chill was felt for the entire day. It became really cold after 1am,” said Altamash Karte, who works the night shift at a local dairy farm.

Morning runners also felt the chill. “Thursday morning was definitely cold. I guess I will have to wear a jacket from tomorrow,” said Eugene Quadros, a Vasai resident.

First Published: Dec 17, 2015 16:00 IST