Mumbai records seasons lowest minimum temperature so far

Mumbai on Tuesday recorded theseasons lowest temperature so far at 16 degrees Celsius, anofficial of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Apart from the metropolis, several other parts ofMaharashtra also reported a drop in night temperatures,resulting in chill and cool breeze in those areas, he said.

On Tuesday, the Santacruz observatory in the westernsuburbs here recorded a minimum temperature of 16 degreesCelsius, two degrees below normal, IMD Mumbais deputydirector general K S Hosalikar said.

Thane, adjoining Mumbai, recorded a minimumtemperature 18 degrees Celsius, he said.

Besides Mumbai and its neighbouring areas, the chillwas also felt in parts of central Maharashtra and Vidarbha.

According to the IMD, the minimum temperature in Punewas 8.1 degrees Celsius, while it was 8.4 degrees Celsius inNashik and 9 degrees Celsius in Jalgaon.

Nagpur recorded a minimum temperature of 8.6 degreesCelsius, Akola-9.6 degrees Celsius and Gondia-7.8 degreesCelsius, the IMD said.

Aurangabad recorded a minimum temperature of 9.2degrees Celsius, Parbhani 7.6 degrees Celsius, Beed-10.1degrees Celsius and Osmanabad-11.4 degrees Celsius, it said.

In western Maharashtra, Kolhapur had a minimumtemperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius, Sangli- 12.6 degreesCelsius and Satara-9 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.

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