The mercury levels in Mumbai breached the 35-degree mark on the past day which is the season’s highest so far. In the last 24 hours, the Santacruz Observatory recorded a whopping 35.6°C which is the highest maximum recorded this winter.
Usually, January is a pleasant weather period for the city wherein, both the maximums and minimums remain in the moderate range. However, this season, Mumbai has been reeling under extreme weather conditions. The spell of above normal temperatures has been lingering over the city since January 11.
As against the average monthly minimum temperature of 16.8 degrees, the minimums have been clocking above the 21-degree mark for the past three days. The average monthly maximum of the city is 30.7 degrees while the city has been constantly settling in mid-30’s.