Mumbai temperature to witness a dip

The temperature in Mumbai can be expected to witness a further dip in the next three days with the maximum temperature being around 29-30 Degrees Celsius.

Mumbai temperature to witness a dip

As per reports, a chill can be expected in Mumbai from Monday, December 28, which would continue the next three days.

Moreover, the maximum temperature is supposed to be around 29-30 Degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature at 15-16 Degrees Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also reported the same. 

According to K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general of the western region, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), "The fall in temperatures is mostly due to the cold northerly to northwesterly winds from the northern plains in association with the passage of western disturbance". He also reasserted that the temperature in Mumbai is expected to low starting December 27 and continue for the next 2 to 3 days.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperatures in the city saw a rise on Friday, December 25. The IMD had earlier predicted an increase in the temperature over the weekend as north-easterly cold winds were to be replaced by warm southeasterly winds.

On Friday, the minimum temperature was 18.8 degrees Celsius and 21.2 degrees Celsius at Santacruz and Colaba weather observatories, respectively, up from 16.2 degrees Celsius and 20.2 degrees Celsius, respectively, on the previous day.

On Wednesday, the minimum temperature in the city had dipped to 15.8 degrees Celsius, which was the season’s coldest day. Earlier on Tuesday, December 22, the minimum temperature in Mumbai dropped to 16 degrees Celsius, which was the lowest so far. Before Tuesday, the minimum temperature was clocked on December 7 at 17.4 degrees Celsius. On the other hand, the lowest minimum temperature in December 2019 was 16.4 degrees Celsius and it was 14.4 degrees Celsius a year before.

However, the air quality, which improved slightly on Monday, deteriorated on Tuesday as temperatures dropped. Mumbai recorded an average air quality index (AQI) of 183 (moderate). Moreover, the AQI reading in Navi Mumbai was 331 (very poor category). On the other hand, the Bandra Kurla Complex area had the worst air quality with the AQI reading at 336.

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