Mumbai, Oct. 23 -- With the minimum temperature dropping to this month's low at 22.6 degrees Celsius on Friday and the maximum temperature rising to 36.1 degrees Celsius, Mumbai recorded a significant diurnal variation in temperature of about 14 degrees Celsius. Officials with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) attributed this to a flux in meteorological conditions, which is typical as the city transitions from monsoon to winter.

"As relative humidity drops and landward sea breezes start to have more influence in the late evenings, it causes night time temperatures to fall. But during the day, because there are clear skies after monsoon withdrawal, there is penetration of sunlight and the maximum temperature tends to be on the hig...