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Mumbai sizzles as the maximum temperature touches 38.7°C

Meanwhile, this happens to be the fourth time this month that Mumbai’s maximum temperature crossed the 38 degrees’ mark.

Mumbai sizzles as the maximum temperature touches 38.7°C
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Temperatures in Mumbai have been on the rise with the city recording 38.7 degrees Celsius, the season’s highest and 5.2 degrees above normal, on Thursday, March 25.

According to the India Meteorological Department, warm conditions are likely to continue in the Konkan region, including Mumbai, till Saturday. Moreover, areas of Mumbai, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts will reel under heatwave conditions till Saturday.

Meanwhile, this happens to be the fourth time this month that Mumbai’s maximum temperature crossed the 38 degrees’ mark, after touching 38.1 degrees’ Celsius yesterday and on March 4 and 38.2 degrees on March 5. The maximum daytime temperature in March last year was 37.5 degrees Celsius on March 17.

The temperature across Mumbai:

  • Borivali - 38.4 degrees
  • Chembur - 38.7 degrees
  • Colaba - 36.4 degrees
  • Mulund - 36.9 degrees
  • Powai - 35.8 degrees

Meanwhile, citizens have been asked to avoid venturing out of the house unless an emergency during noon-time. Moreover, wearing goggles, a hat or usage of an umbrella is recommended. In addition, health experts have warned that people should consume water from time to time in this weather in order to avoid heatstroke.

On the other hand, with regards to pollution, under the National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), Maharashtra has the highest number of cities in India- a total of 19 cities identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to reduce Air Pollution by 20-30 per cent.

Moreover, some of the cities like Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Nagpur, Chandrapur, Aurangabad have been listed as non-attainment cities. The latest to be added is Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation.  In addition, the major contributors to air pollution in Maharashtra are vehicular and industrial emission (including thermal power plants), construction dust and solid fuel emissions.

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