Mumbai presence rising temperatures

MUMBAI: After a pleasant winter cold witnessed in Mumbai in recent days, on Sunday maximum temperatures of up to 32 degrees Celsius were observed. This was an increase of 5.5 degrees compared to the maximum temperatures recorded a day before 26.5 degrees. Meteorologists said the same was expected considering the change in wind direction.

On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by the Colaba Observatory were 30.4 degrees Celsius, which was 0.1 degrees Celsius above normal, while the IMD Santacruz Observatory recorded maximum temperatures of 32 degrees, one degree above normal . This was a sharp increase compared to the previously recorded maximum temperatures of 26.5 degrees and 26 degrees by the IMD observatory and Santacruz respectively.

The minimum temperatures also witnessed a gradual increase on Sunday as the IMD Colaba and Santacruz observatory recorded minimum temperatures of 17.5 degrees and 19 degrees respectively. On Saturday, the minimum temperatures recorded by the IMD Santacruz observatory had dropped to 15.5 degrees.

K S Hosalikar, deputy general manager (), IMD, said the increase was due to the change in wind directions to the southeast. On Sunday, the minimum temperatures of Mumbai remained below 20 consecutive degrees for the past 4 days. However, temperatures were expected to increase gradually, he said.

The relative registered by the IMD Colaba abd Santacruz observatory on Sunday was 68% and 54% respectively.