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Temperatures Set to Dip in Mumbai.

December 31, 2023 12:34 PM |

As the clock ticks down to 2024, Mumbaikars might finally get a taste of winter, albeit a mild one. After an unusually warm December, with minimum temperatures stubbornly refusing to fall below 18.9 degrees and highs staying well above normal, the city is finally set for a cool down.

The culprit behind the warmth has been a persistent anti-cyclone over central India, keeping winds blowing from the east and southeast. This warm airflow stifled any hopes of winter chills. However, a change in wind direction is on the horizon, bringing colder days and nights to Mumbai and its suburbs.

Dry and cool winds from the north and northeast will soon sweep across Rajasthan, Gujarat, Konkan and Goa, and eventually reach Maharashtra, including Mumbai. These invigorating gusts will play a key role in lowering both day and night temperatures in the city.

Meteorologists predict that Mumbai's minimum temperatures could drop to as low as 17 or 18 degrees Celsius over the next week. While this doesn't signify a full-blown winter experience, it's a significant shift from the balmy nights residents have been accustomed to. Even the maximum temperature is expected to dip, settling around 29 to 30 degrees.

Although the city won't be engulfed in a blanket of cold, this drop will offer some welcome relief from the unseasonal warmth. Those who eagerly awaited the crisp winter air and the chance to pull out their cozy sweaters can finally rejoice. It might not be a dramatic transformation, but the hint of winter chill is a promising way to ring in the new year.

So, grab your light jackets, dust off your scarves, and prepare for a slightly cooler Mumbai. While the true winter magic might still be elusive, there's comfort in knowing that the city is finally starting to step into its cooler season. After all, any respite from the summer-like December is a welcome change.

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