Mumbai records second highest temperature in March in a decade on Sunday as mercury soars to 41 degrees Celsius
The city recorded the second highest temperature in March in a decade on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said
Mumbai: The city recorded the second highest Temperature in March in a decade on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The mercury soared to 41 degrees Celsius on Sunday, IMD director Shubhangi Bhute told PTI on Monday. This made Sunday the second hottest day in March this decade, getting within a touching distance of 41.3 degrees Celsius that was recorded on 17 March, 2011.
The highest ever temperature recorded in March in Mumbai was on 28 March, 1956 when the mercury reached 41.7 degrees Celsius, Bhute said.
The next few days are likely to be hot in Mumbai, with the temperatures likely to hover around 41 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
"A low-level inversion led to a spike in temperatures. The easterly winds don't let effect of the sea breeze effect set in, which is why the temperatures rise," the official said.
IMD issued a red alert, which indicates heavy to extremely heavy rains of over 20 cm in 24 hours, in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts
This is the fifth heatwave -- one in March and three in April -- in the capital this summer season
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert, warning of a severe heatwave at many places in the capital on Saturday