Mumbai records lowest temperature at 15°C

The city woke up to wintry chills as it recorded a minimum temperature of 15°C with Colaba recording 17°C.

Mumbai records lowest temperature at 15°C

On Tuesday, December 29, the people in Mumbai woke up to wintry chills as the temperature declined to its lowest this season.

Moreover, the Santacruz station of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a minimum temperature of 15°C as Colaba recorded 17°C. The IMD had earlier predicted a fall in temperatures for two or three days from Sunday, December 27. On Sunday, too, the maximum temperature in the city and suburbs had dropped marginally, owing to the north and northwesterly winds.

KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general of the western region, IMD, took to Twitter to inform that some pockets in the city of Mumbai could witness a further dip in the temperatures.

In the past, the lowest temperature recorded this season was 15.8°C on December 23. On December 22, the minimum temperature in Mumbai dropped to 16 degrees Celsius. Before Tuesday, the minimum temperature was clocked on December 7 at 17.4 degrees Celsius.  Back in 2019, the lowest recorded temperature was 16.4°C and the year before that, 14.4°C.

However, as per reports, the Mumbai air quality in and around the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) improved slightly from poor to moderate on Monday, December 28. An overall air quality index (AQI)—a pollutant measuring indicator of 180 (moderate) was recorded. The AQI was calculated by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) as the average of indices recorded at 10 locations in the city and suburbs. Safar categorises AQI levels for PM2.5 in the 0-50 range as good; 51-100 as satisfactory; 101-200 as moderate; 201-300 as poor; 301-400 as very poor and above 400 as severe.

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