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City shivers at 14.1 deg Celsius, temperature may dip further

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 3, 2018, 4:39 am IST
Updated : Jan 3, 2018, 4:42 am IST

The lowest temperature overall in 2017 was 12.5 degree Celsius, recorded on January 1.

He added that the IMD had already forecast that temperatures of not only the Mumbai city but several cities across the state would drop.
 He added that the IMD had already forecast that temperatures of not only the Mumbai city but several cities across the state would drop.

Mumbai: Mumbai experienced unusual cold between 8 pm on Monday and 8 am on Tuesday with minimum temperatures dipping twice to 14.1 degree Celsius, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai. The IMD said that this was the lowest recorded temperature in the city this winter season.

Minimum temperatures in both the suburbs and south Mumbai were below normal, with the Santacruz observatory recording 14.1 degree Celsius and Colaba recording 18 degree Celsius. IMD officials said that cold winds from the north were responsible in bringing down city temperatures Monday evening.

K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director general, IMD, told The Asian Age, “This is a very common seasonal occurrence, where temperatures dip around this time of the year. We are expecting a further dip in temperatures over the coming days.”

He added that the IMD had already forecast that temperatures of not only the Mumbai city but several cities across the state would drop.

Before this, Mumbai recorded its lowest temperature of the season i.e. 15.2 degree Celsius on December 21.

The lowest temperature overall in 2017 was 12.5 degree Celsius, recorded on January 1.

Till date, three of the coldest days experienced by the city have been in January 1962 when the minimum recorded temperature was 7.4 degree Celsius; February 2008 when the minimum mercury reached 8.5 degree Celsius; and February 2012 when the minimum temperature had dipped to a freezing cold of 8.8 degree Celsius.

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