Minimum temperatures in the city rose on Thursday and is likely to increase in the next two days. The city experienced a cold spell last week when mercury dipped to 10.4 degree celsius on Sunday (lowest minimum temperature recorded this season).
Colaba and Santa Cruz recorded a minimum temperature of 20.0 and 16.5 degree on Thursday which was 0.5 and 0.7 degrees above normal respectively. The maximum temperatures recorded at Colaba was 28.0 degree celsius and 30.8 degree celsius at Santa Cruz.
Met officials attributed the rise in temperature to the change in the weather system.
“As of now, there has been no significant change in the weather system over the city and state.
There has been a slight rise in temperature as the western disturbances have moved away,” said Ajay Kumar, director of India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Kumar added that north-easterly winds are blowing over the region. “A fresh western disturbance would affect the western himalayan region (Jammu and Kashmir) from Friday. So, it is likely that the minimum temperature in the city will rise in the next two days.”
The IMD predicted that the maximum and minimum temperature in the city will be around 34 and 18 degree celsius for the next two days.