City gets warmer after 5-day chilly spell
MUMBAI: After five consecutive days of the chilly winter spell, the city witnessed much warmer conditions on Sunday.
While the minimum temperature at the suburbs was 12.4 degrees Celsius — 5.4 degree Celsius below normal — the maximum temperature was 32.3 degrees Celsius — 1.2 degree Celsius above normal — on Sunday.
South Mumbai recorded a similar trend with day temperature at 32.5 degrees Celsius — 2.6 degree Celsius above normal — and night temperature at 16.8 degrees Celsius — 3 degree Celsius below normal.
The city had recorded its lowest February night temperature in seven years on Saturday at 11 degrees Celsius, while on Friday; the day temperature had fallen to the lowest this decade for the month at 24.2 degrees Celsius.
The weather bureau said the wind pattern during the early hours of the day and towards the evening was northerly while during the day it was north-westerly with intense sunlight and a clear sky, which allowed a rise in temperatures. Meanwhile, air quality continued in the ‘poor’ category for the third consecutive day at 264 with areas such as BKC, Andheri and Borivli recording ‘very poor’ air quality index.
Mist engulfs Aarey Colony on Sunday. At 11°C, the city had recorded its lowest February night temperature in seven years on Saturday.