The Mumbaikars are facing the heat wave and the temperature is rising day by day. According to IMD, the highest ever maximum temperature of 39 degrees Celsius in April was recorded in 2014, followed by 38.9 degrees Celsius in April last year.
Mumbai recorded the third highest day temperature in April in the last one decade as the Santacruz observatory of the India meteorological department (IMD) registered 38.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which is five degrees above normal. Earlier on Tuesday, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 37.1 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal.
According to the IMD officials “Mumbai may record a dip in maximum temperature by a couple of degrees, Thursday onwards. The daily temperature was high on Wednesday, mainly due to the formation of an anticyclone that developed around Mumbai. Now we are expecting this anticyclone to get dis associated, which may lead to a slight drop in temperature.
The IMD issues heat wave warning whenever the daily maximum temperature recorded is higher than normal by a range of 4.5 degrees to 6.4 degrees. For a coastal city like Mumbai, the maximum temperature must be above 37 degrees in both weather observatories for the IMD to declare a heat wave.Mumbai recorded the third highest day temperature in April in the last decade as the Santacruz observatory of the India meteorological department (IMD) registered 38.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday.