Mumbai: Monday recorded as hottest day of the year at 38 degrees

Published: Feb 18, 2020, 12:23 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The IMD predicted that the sultry weather is likely to continue for the next two days

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

Mumbaikars saw a sudden rise in temperatures as Monday was recorded to be the  hottest day of the year so far  at 38 degree Celsius. The Santacruz observatory of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded a temperatures seven degrees Celsius above normal. The weatherman also predicted that the sultry weather is likely to continue for the next two days.

Monday was the hottest day recorded past three years. The city last experienced such a high temperature on February 19, 2017 when the mercury soared to 38.8 degree Celsius.

According to the IMD the sharp rise in temperatures was seen due to a delay in setting sea breeze and the dry easterly winds all over the state. Deputy Director General KS Hosalikar  posted on Twitter on Tuesday saying that Borivali has recorded the highest temperature in the city at 39.4 degree Celsius and  Kandivali just behind at 38.4 and Santacruz at 38.1 degree Celsius.

He also said the city warmed up in last 24 hours due to the high temperature. “Not usual but Feb has climatology support for very high Tmax & very low Tmin too,” he said, adding that as per meteograms, the Tmax could be on higher side on Tuesday, only to gradually fall on Wednesday.

The IMD's Santacruz Observatory recorded maximum temperature 38.1 degree Celsius and minimum temperature 22.4 degree Celsius. On the other hand, Colaba Observatory recorded maximum temperature 34.7 degree Celsius and minimum temperature 22.2 degree Celsius.

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