Post the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon, Maharashtra has been under the grip of warm and humid weather. Although there were some light rains over some parts but they were of not any help. There is nothing new in the prevailing conditions as the state witnesses such weather during this time of the year.
As per weathermen, we know that the maritime climate is influenced by water vapor or humidity available in the air. And, therefore places situated close to the proximity of sea or water bodies experience warm and sultry weather due to high levels of humidity. Maharashtra being close to the shore has been experiencing dry, warm and humid weather.
Particularly days are really uncomfortable as the increase in moisture levels increases the feel-like affect. That is why Mumbaikars have been experiencing uneasy afternoons. High humidity combined with high temperatures has resulted in increased levels of discomfort.
As on October 7, Mumbai recorded 37.8 degree- Celsius temperature, which is six degrees above normal. Similarly, many cities like Ratnagiri, Vengurla, Dahanu and Alibaug recorded maximums 4-5 degrees above normal. No relief is foreseen from such sticky and muggy weather.
In fact, day temperatures crossing 38-degree mark in coastal areas can be amounted for heatwave conditions.
Now, a feeble trough is likely to develop in the coming 2-3 days along the West Coast. Because of this, scattered rains are expected over Konkan and Goa in the coming 48 hours or so. But, these rains will remain confined to Central and Southern districts of Coastal Maharashtra only. Some areas of Mumbai may also experience some short spells of rain over one or two places between October 9-11.
But since these showers would usually occur during the evening hours, thus, we do not expect any relief from the ongoing humid and warm weather.
Meanwhile, places like Vidarbha, Marathwada, and North Madhya Maharashtra continue to remain warm and dry with its maximums in mid 30s.
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