City gets warmer af­ter 5-day chilly spell

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - HT Cor­re­spon­dent ht­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

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.

SATISH BATE/HT PHOTO

Mist en­gulfs Aarey Colony on Sun­day. At 11°C, the city had recorded its low­est Fe­bru­ary night tem­per­a­ture in seven years on Satur­day.

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