Mumbai, Jan 29: A thick blanket of smog has engulfed parts of Mumbai since yesterday due to various factors including drop in minimum temperature to 14 degree Celsius, fire incidents at Deonar dumping ground and high levels of particulate pollutants in the city. Fire incidents at Deonar dumping ground caused heavy smoke, which soon spread across the eastern suburbs, causing breathing difficulties, weather bureau sources said.(Also Read: Heavy smog alerts for Beijing, several Chinese cities) Also Read - International Flights: IndiGo Plans Flight Services to Beijing, Moscow, Jakarta And Manila But On THIS Condition

The maximum temperature recorded yesterday at Santacruz was 28.8 degree Celsius, while the minimum was 14 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded at Colaba was 26.6 degree Celsius and the minimum 18.5 degree Celsius. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Latest Update: Central Railway Suspends Local Trains Between Dadar & Kurla Amid Heavy Rainfall | Details

The reason for the hazy blanket was the high levels of particulate matter 2.5 as these tiny particles in the air are known for reducing visibility. The air quality in Mumbai will continue to remain between ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ in the coming days, they said.(Image is used  for representation purpose) Also Read - Mumbai Rains: IMD Issues Alert For June 13-14, BMC Gets Into Disaster Management Mode | Top Points