Mer­cury drops, ex­pect cooler days ahead

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MUM­BAI: Cit­i­zens woke up to a nip in the air, as min­i­mum tem­per­a­tures in the sub­urbs dropped be­low 20 de g rees Cel­sius on Wed­nes­day for the first time this year.

The min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture recorded in San­tacruz was 19.8 de­gree Cel­sius, 1.7 de­grees be­low nor­mal tem­per­a­tures and a drop of al­most two de­grees since Tues­day, when San­tacruz recorded 21.5 de­gree Cel­sius.

In Co­laba the min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture dropped marginally from 23.8 de­gree Cel­sius on Tues­day to 23 de­gree Cel­sius.

While the north­ern­most parts of the coun­try have be­gun ex­pe­ri­enc­ing chilly winds and dip­ping tem­per­a­tures, icy winds will grad­u­ally make Mum­bai cooler, weather of­fi­cials said. “The drop in tem­per­a­ture is not be­cause of a spe­cific cold wave or weather sys­tem. The wind pat­tern is pre­dom­i­nantly be­com­ing northerly and northeaste­rly,” said KS Hos­a­likar, deputy di­rec­tor gen­eral, IMD, western re­gion.

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KALPAK PATHAK / HT

A girl at Ban­dra feels the chill on Thurs­day.

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