MUMBAI: For the second day running, Mumbai recorded the highest day temperatures in the country on Saturday. The IMD’s Santacruz observatory logged a maximum of 35.9 degrees Celsius, reports Richa Pinto. Saturday’s temperature was the highest for the month when compared to last year.
Day temperatures have been on the rise for three days, making it hot and uneasy for Mumbaikars. On Thursday, the maximum recorded in the city was 34.9 degrees, which rose to 35.6 on Friday. Weather officials attributed the increase in the mercury to wind pattern.
South-easterly winds at lower level causing heat, says IMD
Met officials have blamed the wind pattern for the rise in temperature in the city.
“The presence of south-easterly winds at the lower level is leading to this rise,” said an official, adding that the depression over west central Arabian Sea moved west-south westwards and weakened into a well-marked low pressure area at 5.30pm on Saturday.
Officials had said the depression in Arabian sea changed the wind pattern.
The well-marked low pressure is very likely to move west-south westwards and weaken further over the same region.
The highest maximum recorded last year was 35 degrees on December 13.
Night temperature recorded by India Meteorological Department (IMD) Colaba and Santacruz observatory on Saturday was 24.8 degrees and 23.4 degrees respectively.