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India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that the temperature in Mumbai would become colder by 16 January and their prediction has been right to the T. The weather in Mumbai has become pleasant from the last two days. The minimum temperature in the city dropped by 4 degrees in the last 24 hours. And the forecast suggests that it will continue to remain cold for the next 48 hours. 

As per IMD Santacruz observatory recorded an average minimum of 16.9 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which was 3.1 degrees lower than the day before. The minimum temperature was 0.4 degrees below normal. While IMD Colaba recorded a minimum of 18.2 degrees, which was 1.2 degrees below normal. However, in areas such as Borivli and Powai recorded lower temperatures of 13.3 and 14.5 degrees respectively.

It is expected that the minimum temperature will continue to remian in the range of 14 to 16 degrees in the next 48 hours as well. 

The cold winds from the north are said to be the reason for this drop in the temperature. There has been a considerable drop in temperature over the northern plains. In addition to this, many places in the Himalayan range have received fresh snowfall. Both these factors have impacted the wind pattern and would bring the temperature in Mumbai down.



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