Now you feel cold, now you don’t. And this is how it is going to be in the coming days.
At least twice every month for the next three months, temperature will fluctuate during the day as well as the night, according to Met
The reason: cold winds from the north and hilly parts of the country blowing over Maharashtra. But right now, they are receding and warm winds from the south are blowing toward the state, a Met official said. Which is why there’s been a slight rise in temperature on Tuesday.
“Since the state has a long coastline, warm winds from the coast too are responsible for a rise in temperature,” Ajay Kumar, director, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD-Mumbai), said.
The sudden dip in temperature (seven degree below normal) on Sunday night was because of the cold winds coming from the north, he said. “Generally, their effects are felt twice or thrice every month during the post-monsoon and winter seasons.”
The IMD classifies November and December as “post-monsoon” season and January and February as “winter season”.
Another IMD (western region) director, VK Rajeev, said the temperature fluctuations happen every year because of western disturbances. “Such fluctuations can happen three or four times a year on average. There is no clear periodicity,” he said. “Now, these fluctuations might last for two or three days. At other times they can last an entire week.”
Tuesday morning was relatively warmer than Monday at 17.4°C (Santa Cruz).