Mumbai had an extremely terrible and excessively hot summer. Worse the October heat stretched on till almost mid November. For the average Mumbaikar winter means a max 15 *c low at night.
I was pleasantly surprised by this so called cold wave that has hit Mumbai, and how – the mercury dipped to a new low of 10.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday, steadily falling from 15 to 12 to yesterdays 10.8*c, the lowest recorded in the past decade. Lets see if we can match the lowest ever temperature, 7.4 degrees Celsius, recorded on January 27, 1962. Even the mosquito population has gone down.
Call it the El Nino effect or call it the Cold wave, im chilled, thrilled and simply loving it. Looks like its time for me to shake off my laziness and search for those woolens.
Somehow the weather reminds me of that cool, astoundingly beautiful, star spangled chilly, moonlit Ladakhi night when i got lost and had to search my way back to my hotel room at Leh in pitch darkness.