Cold winds to be back in Mumbai on 13th Feb?

Cold winds to be back in Mumbai on 13th Feb?

We have been terming the Mumbai weather but now it seems to be turning into a sort of a mystery box. One has to take each day as it comes, while Friday was chilly and breezy with the minimum temperature settling at 14.2 degrees, which was 3.3 degrees below normal.

The temperature gradually rose over the weekend but it was on Monday that people started to think that it was finally an end to the winter months. As a matter of fact, Mumbai recorded its second-highest February minimum temperature in a decade in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

In Mumbai suburbs, the temperature recorded was 22.4 degrees Celsius – which is almost 5 degrees above normal. In south Mumbai the minimum temperature recorded was 22 degrees. If you have been wondering what the highest minimum temperature was for the decade, the answer for that is 22.8 which was recorded in February 2014.

Not only the night temperature but even during the day, the temperature soared to scorching 35 degrees Celsius and forcing people to switch on the AC. On Monday the maximum temperature recorded at Colaba observatory was 33 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees above normal, while the Santacruz observatory recorded 35 degrees Celsius, which is four degrees above normal.

Even on Tuesday, there is little respite available to Mumbaikars.

According to weatherman KS Hosalikar, deputy director-general, western region, India Meteorological Department, “The rise in temperature is expected to continue, as the wind pattern has changed from cool northerly winds to warm easterly surface winds, effectively ending winter conditions in Mumbai”.  

According to experts, there is an anti-cyclone that is persisting over Vidarbha region in Maharashtra and adjoining areas. Also, south-easterlies are blowing over Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and in many parts of Madhya Pradesh in the lower levels. As a result of both these phenomenon, the maximums and minimums of these places may rise even further in the coming days. Furthermore the prediction is that Mumbai will remain dry and sunny throughout.

However, it is expected that the winds will make a comeback and in the next two days winter days might make a comeback. So one might want to not be in a rush to pack their winter wear just yet.

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