Mumbaiites can expect the temperature to rise over the next few days as the effect of cold northerly winds, responsible for intermittent chilly spells over the last few weeks, fades gradually, officials at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Colaba said on Saturday.
The maximum temperature in the suburbs rose by four degrees from Friday to touch 34.3 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal. The minimum temperature was 15.2 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal.
In south Mumbai, the maximum temperature was 31.8 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal while the minimum temperature, 19 degree Celsius, was a degree below normal.
The absence of sea breeze early in the morning was cited as the reason for the rise in maximum temperature. “The sea breeze settled post noon and hence the temperature increased during the day while the northerly winds are not as strong during as they used to be in the evenings. The wind pattern, if it is easterly, will bring in dry and hot winds in the coming days. We are expecting the temperature to remain warm in the day,” said Bishwombhar Singh, director, IMD, Colaba.