The city is set to experience chilly days ahead with the minimum temperature likely to be around 21 degrees Celsius for the next 24 hours. However, with the maximum temperature still hovering around 33 degrees, weather officials said winter had still not set in.
“We can say that the winter is slowly setting into the city. However, it really sets in when the maximum temperatures come down to 30 degrees or below. The maximum temperature is recorded during the day, while the minimum temperatures are recorded in the early morning or late night hours. Mumbaikars are more affected by the day temperatures,” said K S Hosalikar, deputy director-general (western region) of IMD.
On Tuesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a minimum temperature of 20.4 degrees and a maximum temperature of 32.3 degrees in the city. Meanwhile, the Colaba observatory marked the first drop in maximum temperatures in the city at 30.8 degrees in the evening on Tuesday.
On Monday, the minimum temperatures dropped to 19.3 degrees, recording a below 20 degrees temperature for the first time in the season. “Though the winds are easterly there is very little strength and due to this the cold is not really being felt. For winter to set in the winds need to be northerly or northeasterly and must have some strength,” added Hosalikar.