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Mumbai’s temperatures cross 38.1 degrees celsius; officials expect the coming days to be hotter

The meteorological department predicts the heatwave to continue over the next two days. It is also worth pointing out that this is the hottest February that the city has seen in the last three years.

Mumbai’s temperatures cross 38.1 degrees celsius; officials expect the coming days to be hotter
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The MET department’s observatory in Santacruz recorded the hottest temperatures on Monday. It is said that Monday was the hottest day of the year at 38.1 degrees Celsius since January 1, 2020. The meteorological department predicts the heatwave to continue over the next two days. It is also worth pointing out that this is the hottest February that the city has seen in the last three years. The last time that the city saw hotter temperatures was three years ago when the Met department recorded a temperature of 38.8 degrees celsius on February 19, 2017.

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Meanwhile, the humidity observed by the observatories in Colaba and Santacruz was 77% and 46% respectively. In Santacruz, the temperature spiked significantly on Monday compared to the previous day. While the temperature recorded on Sunday was 32.6 degrees, it was 38.1 degrees by the next day, which is a temperature rise of 5.5 degrees.

With the next few days expected to be hotter in the city, residents of Mumbai may prefer staying indoors for most parts of the day. Deputy Director-General of the Met department (West) K S Hosalikar said - “This is a transition period from winter to summer and such spikes in day temperatures are known to occur. However, once summer sets in, we expect the maximum temperature to stabilise.”The weather in the city is known to play hide-and-seek with the residents. Last month, a late winter-chill was expected for a few days. In around less than a month, we’ve seen the weather turn on its head completely, reverting back to its usual state.

Also Read: Mumbai’s air quality continues to worsen in areas like BKC, Navi Mumbai, and so on

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