High humidity levels causes distress to Mumbaikars

IMD recorded humidity levels as high as 93 per cent in few areas of Mumbai

High humidity levels causes distress to Mumbaikars

 If you think that that the discomfort you are facing is because of scorching heat, then it is not true. It is not maximum temperatures but high humidity levels that are causing distress to Mumbaikars.

Two months ago i.e. March 21, 2018, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded the highest temperature i.e. 21 degrees Celsius and in the month of May the maximum temperature rose to just 35.5 degree Celsius. However, on the other hand, humidity levels increased to 70-80 per cent in May.

K S Hosalikar, deputy director general (western region), Indian Meteorological Department told Times of India,

Winds were either north-westerly or westerly and during the evenings, when sea breeze sets in, the recorded humidity levels touched 93% on some days. All these factors have been causing discomfort to residents. But the moisture incursion coupled with high minimum temperatures, which on certain days touched 28-29 degrees, caused discomfort to citizens. This meant that neither were the morning hours comfortable nor the daytime.”