After registering a historic drop in temperatures last week, the minimum temperatures have risen again this week. As per data received from the India Meterological Department (IMD), Mumbai, the temperature stood at about three degrees above normal on Tuesday in the island city and suburbs, after progressively rising since Sunday and Monday.
“Low pressure systems from the southern parts have caused winds to blow towards Maharashtra, causing a rise in temperature. We expect the minimum temperature to remain at this level (around 20 degrees) for the next 48 hours,” said NY Apte, deputy director general, IMD (Mumbai).
According to data received from the met department, while the temperature at Colaba was 22.5 degrees, Santacruz showed 20.2 degrees celsius. The normal minimum temperatures are 19.5 degrees and 17.1 degrees celsius, respectively.
Last week, minimum temperatures in both the island city and suburbs registered a substantial drop, with the former standing at 18.5 degrees and the latter at 13.7 degrees. However, temperatures have gradually risen since then.