The city’s day time temperatures are rising, though the nights are still moderately cool, officials at the India Meteorological Department, (IMD), Colaba said.
On Sunday, the maximum temperature in the suburbs was 36.3 degree Celsius, four degrees above normal and the minimum temperature was one degree below normal at 16.4 degree Celsius. In the island city, the maximum temperature was 32.3 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal and the minimum temperature was normal at 20 degrees celsius.
The fluctuating wind patterns, attributed to the winter to summer transition period have caused temperatures variations.
“In the day time, dry and hot north-easterly winds flowing from the heated landmass are causing the temperature to rise up. This wind pattern also delays the settling of sea breeze that increases moisture content,” said Bishwombhar Singh, director, IMD, Colaba explaining the warm morning temperatures.
“A western disturbance has brought snowfall and rainfall at spots in Jammu and Kashmir. This has caused a northerly wind flow since last night that has decreased the minimum temperature,” Singh added.
According to the IMD, the transition period will last for a few more days and the fluctuations in day time and night time too will prevail. The temperature in the next two days will be around 36 degree Celsius maximum and 15 degree Celsius minimum.