Temp climbs af­ter chill, will con­tinue to rise: IMD

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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