The India Meterological Department has forecast a dip in the night temperature in city over the weekend. Reportedly, this dip has been caused by the chilly northern winds blowing from the Himalayas toward western part of the country.
In many places in the western and eastern suburbs including SoBo, People could be seen huddling over a bonfire for relief from the cold wind.
The weather agency further adds that in the city and adjoining areas, the minimum temperature is likely to dip to 16dC.
Media reports cite that the minimum temperature recorded by Santacruz observatory remained at 17 degrees meanwhile minimum temperature recorded by Colaba observatory stood at 20 degrees.
The IMD officials quoted in the report that in accordance to the current weather models a significant dip in temperature is expected but a clear understanding can be obtained only by Friday.
Moreover, the report quotes of a weather enthusiast and amateur foecaster saying that the North Konkan region, including Mumbai, can expect gradual drop in temperatures from January 12 to 16.
Many areas were witnessing ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ air quality on Thursday morning and the overall figure remained in the ‘moderate’ category with AQI standing at 166. Meanwhile, the pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentrations were at 80 and 151 respectively.