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Monday was second-hottest March day in Mumbai since 2014

Monday marked the second-highest day temperature recorded for March since 2014.

mumbai Updated: Mar 29, 2017 11:38 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Women protect themselves from the hot sun.
Women protect themselves from the hot sun.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Monday marked the second-highest day temperature recorded for March since 2014. The Santacruz weather station, representative of Mumbai, recorded 38.4 degrees Celsius, 5.1 degree Celsius above normal, as the maximum temperature.  

The highest maximum temperature in March 2015 was 40.8 degrees Celsius and the highest for the decade was recorded in March 2011 at 41.3 degrees Celsius. The all-time high day temperature for March was recorded in 1956 at 41.7 degrees Celsius. 

The day temperature at Colaba (representative of south Mumbai) was 1.4 degrees Celsius above normal at 33.4 degrees Celsius. 

Officials from the weather department said warm conditions are likely to continue for the next two days from Monday. “This is a common phenomenon when the summer season is approaching. The temperatures are rising owing to warm and dry north-westerly winds over the city coming from Rajasthan,” said V K Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department. “We expect the wind pattern to shift by mid-week and the city might get relief from the high temperatures.” 

Meanwhile, the night temperature at Santacruz was recorded a degree Celsius below normal at 21.5 degrees Celsius, while Colaba recorded 25.2 degrees Celsius, 1.4 degree Celsius above normal. 

Moisture levels were low as Santacruz and Colaba recorded humidity levels at 65% and 67% respectively. 

The weather bureau has predicted a hot day on Tuesday with the day temperature expected at 37 degrees Celsius and the night temperature at 22 degrees Celsius.

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