Summer is here! Mercury crosses 37°C in Mumbai, warm days ahead

Summer is here! Mercury crosses 37°C in Mumbai, warm days ahead

There has been a steep rise in temperatures in and around Mumbai. In just one day the mercury climbed two notches and reached 37 degrees. On March 3, the maximum temperature recorded Santacruz observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) was 37.3 degrees Celsius. A day prior the same observatory had recorded the maximum temperature of 35.3 degrees Celsius. 

The minimum temperature recorded on March 3 was 20.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature recorded on Wednesday was 4.4 degrees above normal.


On March 3, the maximum temperature recorded at the Colaba observatory of IMD was 34.5 degrees.  The maximum temperature recorded in Borivali was 38 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while Chembur and Mulund recorded 37 degrees Celsius.

According to some reports, the maximum temperature in some areas of Thane has already touched 40 degrees Celsius. 

IMD has warned that these trends will continue to prevail for the next 24 hours.

This heatwave in the regions is being attributed to the dry, warm winds blowing at a low altitude over the city at around 900 metres above mean sea level, coming from an anticyclonic circulation over central India.

Furthermore, IMD has warned that the city should brace itself for a warmer summer this year. While it is only the first week of March, air conditioners have started in full swing.

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