Warm and sultry weather to grip Mumbai

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), due to warmer easterly winds, the temperature has shot up to 34.8 degree Celsius.


The weather experts said that Mumbai is set to experience rise in temperature while the city has been recording maximum temperatures between 31 and 33 degree Celsius over the last three days, the temperature has shot up to 34.8 degrees over the last 24 hours since Sunday, making the days extremely warm for people.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), a minimum temperature of 21.5 degree Celsius has been recorded during the same period, making it a hotter day overall and IMD officials have attributed the rise in temperature to warmer easterly winds prevailing over the region.

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An IMD official also said that the easterly winds that are over the Mumbai region have led to increase in temperatures and there has been a significant dip in the humidity levels as well, As a result, there has been an increase in the night temperature too. The maximum and minimum humidity for the day has been 81 and 59 per cent respectively.

Reportedly, the city’s air quality has improved with the Air Quality Index (AQI), which is an indicator for pollutants in the air, was recorded at 167, which comes under the ‘moderate’ category. Last week, the city's air quality remained poor at PM2.5 levels, and pollutants arising from vehicular and industrial emission was recorded at above 300 i.e. the “very poor” category.