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IMD: Mumbai Just Witnessed its Second Warmest November in the Past Decade


IMD: Mumbai Just Witnessed its Second Warmest November in the Past Decade
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As per data published by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), November 2020 was among the warmest months in a decade for Mumbai. The IMD says that the minimum temperature in Mumbai fell under 20 degrees Celsius only two times this November. 

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The Santacruz observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 19.2 degrees Celsius on November 10 and 19.7 degrees Celsius on November 7, data shows. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature was fluctuating between 20 to 24 degrees Celsius during the other days of the month. 

Showing further evidence of warming temperatures, the minimum temperature recorded at Santacruz on Monday (Nov 30) was 22.2 degrees Celsius which is around 1.3 degrees Celsius above normal. The observatory at Colaba recorded a minimum temperature of 23.5 degrees Celsius (0.6 degrees above normal) on the same day. 

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Meanwhile, the maximum temperature on Monday at Santacruz was at 34.6 degrees Celsius while the Colaba observatory recorded 33.2 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature recorded in November 2020 was on Nov 17 when the IMD recorded 36 degrees Celsius. 

Deputy Director-General, IMD (western region), KS Hosalikar said, “Minimum recorded temperatures in Mumbai have been between 14 and 19 degrees Celsius in the 2009 - 2018 period. “In November, the minimum temperature in Mumbai dropped below 20 degrees Celsius, marginally. It did not go below 19 degrees Celsius, for the entire month. Mornings were still pleasant in the city but the days were warmer when the maximum temperature went up to 34 degrees Celsius. For almost the entire month, the city recorded a gap of nearly 15 degrees Celsius between day and night temperatures.”

As for the weather in the coming days, the IMD predicted that Madhya Maharashtra, the Konkan region, and the southern peninsular region will witness a normal or relatively warmer winter this season. 

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