Mumbai cools at 15°C, temperatures could rise
After the minimum temperature touched a record low of 13.4°C on Thursday — the lowest in March in the last 44 years — the minimum temperature on Friday rose to 15.5°C.
On the other hand, the maximum temperature dipped in both the suburbs and the Island city compared to the Thursday.
The Santacruz weather station recorded a minimum temperature of 15.5°C — four degrees below normal — and a maximum temperature of 27.5°C, which was three degrees below normal.
In the Island city, the minimum temperature was 19°C, which was three degrees below normal, while the maximum temperature, 28.2°C was also three degrees below normal.
While in Santacruz, the maximum temperature dipped by two degrees from Thursday, the drop was by one degree at Colaba.
Strong western disturbances passing through Jammu and Kashmir had brought cold winds back into the city, resulting in a sharp drop in temperatures on Thursday.
“The strong western disturbance, which resulted in snowfall in isolated places at Jammu and Kashmir, moved eastwards. There was slight clouding in the city just before noon, which caused the maximum temperature to dip marginally. There is another western disturbance approaching. However, it will take two to three days to impact the weather in Mumbai,” said VK Rajeev, director, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), western region.
Rajeev also said that temperatures could rise over the next few days as the western disturbance has moved away.