Mumbai, (The Hindu): Monday became the second hottest October day this decade as maximum temperatures hit 37.5 degrees Celsius. The hottest day in the decade and the all-time record for Mumbai has been 38.6 degrees on October 17, 2015.
Mumbai has been witnessing high daytime temperatures since October 1 when the mercury touched 36.8 degrees. and climbing to 37 degrees on some days. Monday’s 37.5 is four degrees above normal. The all-time record for hottest October day stands at 38.6 degrees.
Meanwhile, minimum temperature was recorded at 23.5 degree celsius, normal for this time of the year.
“Due to cyclonic circulation over North Karnataka, Maharashtra is getting northerly to north-easterly winds. These are dry winds and since there is less sea breeze, maximum temperatures are high,” said Ajay Kumar, senior scientist with IMD.
IMD has forecast similar temperatures for the next 48 hours.
“Due to an easterly trough, south coastal Maharashtra might get some rain and temperatures will drop,” Mr. Kumar said.
In 2008, the highest October maximum was 37 degrees and in 2014, it was 37.2 degrees celsius.
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