At 12.4 degrees Celsius, Mumbai recorded the lowest minimum temperature of the season on Thursday morning. It is also the lowest recorded temperature for December in the last three years.
While temperatures have been dipping consistently over the last few days, mercury levels dipped to a chilly 12.4 degrees today morning. The level, five degrees below normal, was recoded at India Meteorological Department’s Santacruz observatory.
In contrast, the minimum recorded temperature at Colaba observatory was 17 degrees Celsius.
The lowest levels recorded in the last two years were 15.2 and 15 degrees Celsius respectively. As for the all-time lowest temperature recorded in December, it was in 1949 when the mercury levels dipped to 10.6 degrees.
Meanwhile, the maximum morning temperatures of 29 and 28.6 degrees Celsius were recorded at Santacruz and Colaba observatories respectively. Even the maximum temperatures have been around two to four degrees below normal this week.
IMD has attributed the drastic dip to dry northerly/north-westerly winds from the Himalayas over plains of northwest and central India. The decline is expected to continue for the next 4-5 days.
Earlier today, the weather department also warned of cold wave conditions in isolated pockets of Nashik and Ahmednagar districts of Maharashtra on December 27, 28 and 29.Back to latest news