Mumbai recorded the season’s lowest minimum temperature on Thursday morning at 12.4 degree Celsius. This is the lowest December temperature in three years.
The city has been experiencing a dip in minimum temperatures from November, with the mercury dipping to 15 degrees. On Thursday morning, went down further to 12.4 degrees Celsius – five degrees below normal.
India Meteorological Department has attributed this dip to dry northerly/north westerly winds from the Himalayas over plains of northwest and central India.
Meanwhile, there has been a drop in maximum temperatures as well. For the most part of December, maximum temperatures stayed around 32-33 degree Celsius, causing days to be warmer. But in the last week of December, the maximum temparature dipped. Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 29.0 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal.
The lowest December temperatures for the last two years were 15.2 degrees and 15 degrees Celsius respectively. The all time record for lowest minimum temperature for December is 10.6 degrees in 1949.