After a brief hiatus this week, warm conditions returned to Mumbai. On Thursday, March 24, India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum daytime temperature of 38.2 degrees Celsius, which is 5.4 degrees above normal. Whereas Colaba observatory recorded 34.2 degrees Celsius.
Earlier, this week, the city was recording 31-32 degrees Celsius. A day prior, on Wednesday, March 23, IMD recorded 32.8 degrees Celsius. With this, it would not be wrong to say that the daytime temperature in the city has risen by five degrees in 24 hours.
According to the weather department’s five-day forecast, the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 37 degrees Celsius with dry weather.
Meanwhile, the minimum temperatures recorded by IMD Colaba and Santa Cruz Observatories on Wednesday were 23.4 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively. On the other hand, the minimum temperature recorded today by both laboratories are 24.8 degrees Celsius and 25.4 degrees Celsius respectively.
Maximum temperatures were markedly above normal at most places in Maharashtra yesterday. Meanwhile, Chandrapur in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha recorded the highest maximum temperature at 42 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The maximum temperature recorded in March last year was 40.9 degrees Celsius on March 28.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Mumbai on March 28, 1956 was 41.7 degrees Celsius.