It's only going to get hotter, says weather department
According to officials in the India Meteorological Department (IMD), hot winds from north India are responsible for the rise in temperature.mumbai Updated: Mar 19, 2012 01:25 IST
The city continues to reel under constant temperature fluctuations.
On Sunday, the suburbs witnessed a three degree rise in heat levels with maximum temperatures touching 36 degrees Celsius. South Mumbai was relatively better with Colaba recording a maximum temperature at 33 degrees Celsius, two degrees above normal.
The minimum temperature recorded in Santacruz was also three degrees below normal at 17.5 degrees Celsius; it was one degree below normal at Colaba with 21.9 degrees Celsius.
According to officials in the India Meteorological Department (IMD), hot winds from north India are responsible for the rise in temperature. "The wind pattern is from north westerly to northerly, bringing heat from northern states such as Rajasthan," said duty officer, western region, IMD.
"We are expecting a rise in temperature for the next two days." IMD has predicted maximum temperature at 37 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature at 19 degrees Celsius on Monday.