Temp climbs after chill, will continue to rise: IMD
Mumbai: The maximum and minimum temperatures in the city rose on Sunday after a brief spell of chilly weather. Weat- hermen said the increase in temperature was expected due to the change in wind direction and is expected to continue climbing in the next few days.
The maximum temperature recorded at the Colaba and San- tacruz observatories of the In- dia Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday were 32.5 deg- rees Celsius and 32.3 degrees Celsius, higher than Saturday’s 29.2 degrees Celsius and 30 deg- rees Celsius respectively. Maxi- mum temperature at Colaba was 2.6 degrees above normal and at Santacruz, 1.2 degrees above normal. Friday saw maximum temperature drop to 24.2 degrees Celsius, which was the lowest in a decade.
Minimum temperature too saw an increase. The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD Santacruz observatory was 12.4 degrees Celsius, up from 11 degrees Celsius a day ago. It, however, continued to remain 5.4 degrees below normal. The minimum temperature recorded at Colaba was 16.8 degrees Celsius, 3 degrees below normal, but up from Saturday’s 15.6 degrees Celsius.
“Due to a change in wind direction, as expected maximum temperature has increased in the city. Minimum temperature too has been rising gradually, but most suburbs continued to remain below 15 degrees Celsius,” said K S Hosalikar, deputy director general of meteorology, IMD. The lowest minimum temperature recorded on Sunday was 10.4 degrees Celsius at Goregaon.