Mumbai’s Temperature Drops Below 20 Degrees Celsius; Mumbaikars Claim, ““Winter Is Finally Here”

For the first time this season, Mumbai's minimum temperature fell below 20 degrees Celsius, signaling the beginning of winter.

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Mumbai’s Temperature Drops Below 20 Degrees Celsius; Mumbaikars Claim, ““Winter Is Finally Here”

After witnessing unseasonal rains in the month of November, Mumbaikars have been awaiting the winter season. But the end of November brought in sweet happiness for everyone. For the first time this season, Mumbai’s minimum temperature fell below 20 degrees Celsius, signaling the beginning of winter. Mumbaikars could not contain their happiness and posted about it on social media platforms. 

Mumbai’s Temperature Falls Down

The Santa Cruz observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 19.7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Winter has arrived, according to meteorologists, as the city’s mercury has dropped. The director of IMD Mumbai, Sunil Kamble, stated in an interview with The Indian Express that the city will probably endure this cold snap for the next four to five days.

The temperature has begun to drop because they are receiving breezes from the north. For the next four to five days, at the very least, the temperatures are probably going to stay in this range. Winter-like weather has now begun to appear in the metropolis. He said that the temperature has fallen below 15 degrees in a few locations in Maharashtra. 

The minimum temperature at the Colaba coastal observatory was 21, two degrees below average, while the Santacruz station recorded a fall below 20 degrees. The highest temperatures have also decreased. 

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Storm Mochaung’s Effect 

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On Thursday, the Santacruz station recorded 31.5 degrees Celsius, two degrees below average, while the Regional Meteorological Centre in Colaba recorded 30.2 degrees, three degrees below normal.

According to data from the weather office, the maximum temperatures in each of the recording stations on Wednesday were about three degrees below average. The megacity usually experiences winter after December 15, when the minimum temperature falls below 20 degrees Celsius, according to IMD scientists. 

But residents had to contend with high temperatures that fluctuated between 32 and 35 degrees Celsius until the final week of December the previous year. 

Since storm Michaung is forming over the Bay of Bengal, meteorologists have predicted that temperatures in the city and its suburbs will certainly surge once more. In response to inquiries, Kamble informed The Indian Express that because of the gloomy, humid weather, temperatures may rise once again once the storm forms.(As per the Indian Express)

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Netizens Are Happy!

While the temperature in Mumbai dropped, people witnessed foggy mornings. People could not contain their excitement and began posting about the same on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). 

Some people used GIFs and memes to express their happiness, while others posted screenshots of temperature from weather applications on their mobile phones. 

According to IMD scientists, winter usually arrives in the metropolis after December 15, and the minimum temperature falls below 20 degrees Celsius. The Mumbai Air Quality Index (AQI) is currently in the satisfactory’ category, with a reading of 92.

On Thursday, November 30, Mumbai’s overall AQI touched 103, with 13 of the 26 recording stations recording an AQI in double digits. Kandivali West recorded the worst air quality, with an AQI of 143.

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