Tuesday, December 29: While Delhiites gripe of gnawing cold all through December and January, winter suggests lovely conditions for the most Mumbaikars as the average temperatures range in the middle of 18 to 32°C. On Tuesday, it may, the base temperature in the business capital dropped to 15°C, prompting a passing feeling of winter cold for the occupants.
The descending fall in mercury levels has proceeded in Mumbai since the end of the prior week. Both the daytime and evening temperatures were better than average at 35 and 21°C, individually. The normal greatest and least temperatures for Mumbai for December are 32.4 and 18.5°C, separately.
In the most recent 24 hours, both high and low temperatures were two-units beneath typical at 29.4 and 15°C, individually, at Mumbai’s rural base station at Santacruz. A few pieces of the city like Powai saw temperatures fall up to 12.8°C on Tuesday morning. In the beachfront station at Colaba, the base temperature remained three units underneath typical at 17°C.
Likewise, occupants of Navi Mumbai saw a pinch noticeable worldwide with the base temperatures tumbling to 15.2°C on Tuesday. In comparison, Thane recorded a low of 17°C.
Besides, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) gauges, the colder conditions will probably proceed in Mumbai till the new-year day. The daytime temperatures will likely remain beneath 32°C till January 1, while the evening temperatures will float around 16°C throughout the following two days, step by step ascending to 19°C in the principal seven day stretch of January.
Cold northerly and northwesterly breezes because of a passing western unsettling influence explain the fall in temperatures, state IMD authorities. In the written history, mercury levels have never fallen beneath ten °C in Mumbai in December. The least December temperature in the city is 10.6°C recorded in the year 1949.
Alongside the temperature, the air quality has additionally fallen forcefully across Mumbai. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Mumbai remained in ‘poor people’ classification with a 24-hour normal AQI of 239 on Tuesday evening, according to the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Conjectures propose that the contamination levels could stay high throughout the following two days for Mumbai.