Mumbai, January 18: Mumbaikars woke up to a chilly morning even on Saturday as the city recorded a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius on Saturday. KS Hosalikar, deputy director general, western region, IMD informed that the minimum temperature in Mumbai was 15 degrees Celsius, Powai recorded 12.3 degrees Celsius, Panvel shivered at 10.5 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, Borivali recorded 10.6 degrees Celsius, Goregaon at 12.0 degrees Celsius, Santacruz at 13.4 degrees Celsius.

In another tweet, Hosalikar said that Nasik and Jalgaon districts continued to remain cool with minimum temperature around less than 10 Degree Celsius on Saturday. For Saturday, the minimum temperature is predicted to be 17.0 degrees Celsius while the maximum is likely to hit 28 degrees Celsius.

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On Friday, Mumbai recorded the lowest minimum temperature in the month of January in the last 7 years since 2013. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the Santacruz weather station, recorded 11.4 degrees Celsius on Friday. The temperature in the city was six degrees below normal. Meanwhile, the Colaba observatory recorded 14.5 degrees Celsius, which is  3.1 degrees below normal. Dense Fog Continues to Engulf Delhi and Parts of North India, Air, Train and Road Traffic Affected.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted earlier this month that mercury levels are likely to dip below normal. However, the minimum temperatures on Friday morning fell to record lows of 11.4 degrees Celsius. In Mumbai, the lowest minimum temperature for the month of January was recorded on January 22, 1962, at 7.4 degrees Celsius. The weather agency has predicted some respite from the winter chills from Sunday. The IMD said the temperatures are likely to see a marginal rise from Sunday onwards.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 18, 2020 02:10 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website