Mercury levels further rose across the city on Wednesday as day temperatures shot up by almost 2 degrees while overnight temperatures were up by almost 3 degrees .
According to weathermen, temperatures are rising and will continue to as the summer season approaches. “Both day and night temperatures have increased marginally and this is owing to daily fluctuations in weather conditions. However, there was no significant change in Mumbai’s weather on Wednesday,” said VK Rajeev, director, western region, India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Night temperatures recorded between 8.30am on Monday and 8.30am on Tuesday at the Colaba weather station was 24.8 degrees Celsius, 2.9 degree Celsius above normal, as compared to 23.5 degrees Celsius the previous day. Minimum temperatures at the Santacruz weather station, too, increased from 21.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday to 22.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, which was 2.3 degrees above normal.
Meanwhile, day temperatures between 5.30pm on Tuesday and 5.30pm on Wednesday at Colaba increased to 32.2 degrees Celsius, 1.5 degree Celsius above normal as compared to 30.7 degrees Celsius, which was at the normal mark.During the same time, Santacruz observed 34 degrees Celsius, which was 1.9 degree Celsius above normal.
Weathermen predicted a partly cloudy sky for Thursday with day and night temperatures at 34 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius respectively.