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After chilly weekend, Mumbai's temperature rises to 37.5 degrees

Updated on: 27 February,2024 10:20 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Sanjana Deshpande |

The maximum temperature of Mumbai, for a couple of days, is expected to hover around 36-37 degrees, said an IMD official

After chilly weekend, Mumbai's temperature rises to 37.5 degrees

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Mumbai's temperature on Monday soared to 37 degrees Celcius after experiencing a chilly night on Sunday. According to the data recorded by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Observatory at Santacruz, the maximum temperature was 37.5 degrees while the Colaba Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 35 degrees.

The maximum temperature, for a couple of days, is expected to hover around 36-37 degrees, said Sunil Kamble, an IMD official. The official attributed the temperature rise to easterly winds.

"We are expecting easterly winds for the next two-three days and thus the maximum temperature will be around 36-37 degrees and minimum temperatures will hover between 21-22 degrees," Kamble added.

When the Western Disturbance system passes, the city receives northerly winds. The northerly winds had caused the temperature dip in the city recently, the official added. 

The city's temperature, on Tuesday at 9.30 am, was recorded to be at 30 degrees Celcius with relative humidity at 33 per cent. 

IMD in their daily forecast bulletin stated, "Partly cloudy sky in city and suburb. Maximum & minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 36 degrees Celcius and 21 degrees Celcius respectively."

Mumbai sees lowest February night temperature

On Sunday, the metropolis experiences its lowest minimum (night) temperature for the month of February with IMD's Santacruz Observatory recording 15 degrees Celcius. Comparatively, in 2022, Mumbai recorded its lowest night temperature for the month at 14.8 degrees Celcius. Meanwhile, the city on Saturday recorded a night temperature of 17,6 degrees Celcius.

Mumbai's AQI

Meanwhile, Mumbai's air quality on Tuesday morning is 'moderate' with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 149. Among all areas, Mazgaon, Siddharth Nagar in Worli and Bandra-Kurla complex recorded poor air quality with their respective AQIs at 207, 300 and 211. 

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. 

Temperature in Delhi soars slightly

Meanwhile, the mercury in the national capital rose on Tuesday while parts of the city received light rainfall and recorded a minimum temperature of 15 degrees Celcius. On Monday, Delhi's minimum temperature was at 9.9 degrees Celcius while the city recorded a high of 25 degrees Celcius. 

The national capital's air quality concurrently is in the 'moderate' category with AQI at 173. 

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