After a significant drop in temperature on Tuesday and Wednesday, Mumbai woke up to yet another chilly morning as mercury dropped to 11.9 degree Celsius on Thursday.
The temperature, which is almost between 4 to 5 degrees Celsius below average, was recorded at the Santacruz observatory by the Indian Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature stood at 28.7 degrees Celsius.
On Tuesday, the same observatory had recorded the lowest temperature of the current season, when the minimum temperature had dropped to 13.6 degrees Celsius. Wednesday’s temperature, at 12.5 degrees Celsius, was the lowest in the last three years.
The lowest recorded temperature for the month of January in the last decade was on January 29, 2012 at 10 degrees Celsius whereas the all time low for the start of the year was recorded on January 22, 1962 when temperatures dipped to 7.4 degrees Celsius.
“There is cold breeze blowing from north-west as well as from the north that has caused the mercury to plunge to this level,” an officer from Regional Meteorological Centre, Mumbai told PTI.
If the cold breeze continues for next couple of days, then the temperature may continue to remain at this level, the official said.
The nights have not only become colder but the day temperature too has remained on the lower side, he said.