Mumbaikars heave a sigh of relief as temperatures drop in Mumbai

On Sunday, October 28, the day temperature rose to the highest for the season at 38 degree celsius. Thereafter, the temperatures started declining gradually

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On Wednesday, Mumbaikars heaved a sigh of relief when night temperatures dipped two degree Celsius below normal, the lowest this season. Day temperatures also dropped though it was still above the normal mark. 

In the month of October, for a period of 10 days, the city recorded temperatures crossing 37 degree Celsius. On Sunday, October 28, the day temperature rose to the highest for the season at 38 degree Celsius, thereafter, the temperatures started declining gradually.


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On Wednesday, Santacruz Observatory recorded the day temperature at 35.6 degree Celsius, 1.4 degree Celsius above normal, and the night temperature at 20.8 degree Celsius — the lowest so far this season — almost 2 degree Celsius below normal. Whereas Colaba Observatory recorded 34.5 degree Celsius as the day temperature, 0.7 degree Celsius above normal, and 24 degree Celsius as the night temperature, 0.2 degree Celsius below normal.

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KS Hosalikar, Deputy Director General, Western Region of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that from warm easterly winds, the wind pattern is slowly shifting to north easterly and northerly. As winter approaches, this pattern will become consistent, allowing temperatures to drop further.  

Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted a clear sky for Thursday with day and night temperatures expected at 34 and 23 degrees Celsius.

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