Hot weather grips Mumbai as mercury surpasses 35 degrees, rains to bring relief after 48 hrs

October 3, 2018 11:46 AM |

Weather in Mumbai

With Monsoon 2018 retreating from the neighborhood, Mumbai is now battling hot weather conditions. Temperatures, particularly day maximums, have witnessed a significant rise and are setting way beyond the normal range.

Tuesday saw mercury peaking to 35.8°C, which was four degrees above the normal average. Similarly, minimum temperatures too settled a notch above the mean at 25°C.

According to Skymet Weather, ever since the Monsoon has bid adieu to adjoining state of Gujarat, reversal of winds has taken place over Maharashtra. Humid southwesterly are now replaced with warm easterly winds over Mumbai.

With these winds blowing from land, they have led to substantial rise in mercury. Anti-cyclonic circulation over Gujarat has been the reason behind these winds and till the time it will persist, we do not expect any relief from ongoing hot and humid weather.

Both the day and night temperature would continue to settle above average, making weather uncomfortable at least for next two days. Mumbaikars would see relief only during the late afternoon after the sea breeze sets in.

Any major respite is only expected by October 5 or 6. As per weathermen, there is a weather system brewing in Arabian Sea off the Kerala coast. Very soon, the system is likely to get more marked and a northward trough would be extending from this along the West Coast.

Thus, Mumbai would see light rains with few moderate spells around October 5-6. But the rains would be short lived, and hot weather would soon again grip the city.

Practically, Mumbai is now gearing up for prolonged dry period. There has been history that Mumbai does not see rains for as long as five months till March as well. The only time city witnesses rains is when a weather system travels or form over North Arabian Sea.

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