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Lack of sea breeze heats up Mumbai

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 - 8:10am IST | Agency: DNA

Monday turned toasty as the temperature shot up by around 3 to 4 degrees Celsius touching 37-38 degrees at noon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mumbai attributed this sudden scorching heat to the lack of sea breeze during the day.

"The maximum temperature is determined by the onset of sea breeze but yesterday there seemed to be no breeze blowing in. It is a localized phenomenon and if the winds resumes, the temperature might fall but we can not be sure," said VK Rajiv, director of the IMD Mumbai.

The past week has seen pleasant weather with maximum and minimum temperature ranging between 33 degrees and 21 degrees respectively. The sudden rise in temperature has also affected the night temperatures which now hover around an uncomfortable 27 degrees.

April is known for its hottest days of the season. The hottest day in Mumbai since 1950, fell on April 14, 1952. "It is usual for it to get this hot in April, but May gets hotter. There is no major weather system behind these events and they are all local in nature," said Rajiv.

According to the Met department Marathwada and Madhya Maharashtra, can continue to expect rainfall for the next 48 hours. Mumbai, which falls in the Konkan-Goa area will not be seeing any rainfall but cloudy skies and temperature ranging between 27- 36 degrees Celsius.




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