The northerly winds have brought relief from the poor air quality, leading to cooler nights.
Mumbai: While the northerly winds have improved the air quality, Mumbai is witnessing cool weather in the mornings due to the dropping night temperatures since the last few days, an official from Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Last week, the city and its suburbs witnessed hazy skies and poor air quality because of the slow winds. The northerly winds have brought relief from the poor air quality, leading to cooler nights.
“Now, the northerly winds have not only brought relief from the haze and the poor air quality but also made the nights cooler,” said an IMD official. “After the effect of northerly winds subside, which is expected after Friday, the city is again going to witness an increase in temperature. However it will be close to the normal temperature,” said K.S. Hosailar, deputy director general (Western Region), IMD, Mumbai.
The IMD has forecasted that the minimum temperature may remain below average till Friday, but subsequently, it is expected to rise making the nights warmer.
The minimum temperature in the city on Wednesday was recorded at 16.8 degree Celsius, less by 1.8 degree Celsius than the normal temperature. The city was relatively cooler on Tuesday with the morning temperature being 15.8 degree Celsius.