Mumbai: Mumbai woke up to a cold morning with significant drop in both maximum and minimum temperatures, accompanied by wind. On Thursday, the Santacruz observatory recorded the lowest maximum temperature of January over the last decade, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD issued an advisory stating that Thursday night temperatures might drop to 14 degrees Celsius, which is the season’s lowest, yet.
On Thursday, the Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 25.3 degree Celsius i.e. three degrees lower than the previous day. Prior to Thursday, the Santacruz observatory recorded the lowest temperature at 26 degree Celsius on January 12, 2016.
“It is likely that the night temperature will plummet to around 14°C, which is the season's lowest. Along with the wind, the temperature felt could be less than 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Morning walkers are advised to cover themselves adequately, especially senior citizens. Avoid more exposure,” said K.S. Hosalikar, deputy director general, IMD.
On Thursday, maximum temperatures below 30 degree Celsius were recorded at all 23 weather stations by the IMD, while at least 8 weather stations recorded maximum temperatures below 25 degree Celsius. Worli recorded the lowest maximum temperature at around 23 degree Celsius; followed by Mazgaon, Kandivali and Powai that recorded around 24 degree Celsius. On Thursday, Borivali recorded the lowest minimum temperature at 13 degree Celsius, followed by Goregaon and Powai at around 14 degree Celsius.
“Mumbai is likely to see further lowering of mercury levels at many places in north Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Pune. Mumbai’s maximum temperature is likely to stay around 26 degree Celsius, and minimum is expected to dip to around 14 degree Celsius,” said Mr Hosalikar. The minimum and maximum temperatures across Maharashtra, including Mumbai, are expected to decrease in the coming days, said an IMD official.