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  Metros   Mumbai  06 Feb 2019  Sweltering Mumbai likely to cool down

Sweltering Mumbai likely to cool down

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Feb 6, 2019, 6:52 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2019, 6:52 am IST

Since last week, the city’s temperature has been increasing, with minimum temperature constantly increasing.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Mumbai: Mumbai’s temperature has suddenly shot up over the last 24 hours, with the mercury rising up to 33.3 degrees. Me-anwhile, the minimum temperature in the city also rose to 19.6 degrees, according to the Indian Meteorological Depart-ment. This can be attributed to the feeble trough extending across north coastal Maharashtra, said the weathermen.

Since last week, the city’s temperature has been increasing, with minimum temperature constantly increasing. “Along with the trough, there is also constant exposure of the warmer easterly winds in the city, which is leading to an increase in the city's temperature,” said an IMD official. Last week, the city recorded a minimum temperature of 17 degrees, which is still more than the minimum temperature recorded during January.

However, weather exp-erts have said that from Wednesday, it is again set to get pleasant for the city as the temperatures are likely to dip owing to the north-westerly wi-nds.” Humid winds from the northwest region will begin blowing over Mumbai. Due to these cooler winds, both day and night temperatures will again subside,” said Mahesh Palawat from Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency.

While the northwesterly winds will keep the city cooler for some time, from February 10, the winds are again expected to start blowing from the southeast direction, which might cause an increase in temperature, according to Skymet Weather.

The city on Tuesday recorded humidity levels at 78 per cent, which is normal for the month. Also, the air quality of the city got better than the last week with the Air Quality Index recorded at 210 against 237 last week.

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