Mumbai weather: City records a low of 16.4 degrees
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Mumbai weather: Temperatures in the city dipped Thursday, with Santacruz recording a minimum of 16.4 degrees.
Temperatures this December have been high so far with the maximum at one point reaching 36.3 degrees, the third hottest day in the last month in 10 years. The minimum also rose to 25 degrees.
However, temperatures have been falling in the last two-three days, with the mercury going more than two degrees below the normal of 18.7 in Santacruz Thursday. Colaba recorded 20.7 as compared to the normal of 20.9 degrees.
IMD (India Meteorological Department) attributed the drop to a western disturbance in the north.
"Temperatures have been falling. This is because of a western disturbance over north Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir and west Rajasthan. It is moving eastward. Northerly or north-westerly winds in our region are bringing cold," said VK Rajeev, director of weather forecast at IMD.
Maximum temperatures also dropped Thursday with the suburbs recording 29 degrees, down from 32 the previous day, while the island city recorded 30.2 degrees, as compared to 30.6 Wednesday.
Weathermen expect a further dip Friday. "A marginal dip in temperature is expected after which it will normalise again," said Rajeev.