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Huge temperature range between day and night is making Mumbai sweat


Mumbai : Though Mumbai’s maximum temperature is still in the mid-30s, it is getting increasingly uncomfortable till sunset. The reason, say weathermen, has to do with the huge difference between the day and night temperatures.

The day temperatures are just below the 35°C mark, while the mercury at night falls to 28°C. This leads to a rise in the humidity levels and hence all the sweating.

But in many parts of Maharashtra and the country, it’s heatwave-like conditions. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave warning for Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of the state for the next two days.

“There is also a heat wave sweeping large parts of North India, including Saurashtra and Kutch areas,” said V.K Rajeev, director of IMD’s Mumbai regional centre, adding, “The day temperature is soaring but night temperature is still on the lower side. The clear skies are keeping the nights cool and sometimes the temperature dips below normal.”

In the country, Chandrapur recorded a maximum temperature of 45.2 degrees on Saturday. In Vidarbha, most of the areas reported a temperature of more than 41 degree Celsius. Nagpur, too, was sizzling with the mercury touching the 44 degree mark.

Akola, which has been the hottest city during the current season, reported 44.6°C. But its night temperature was 23.2°C.

In Marathwada, Parbhani was the hottest city with 43.8°C, IMD data revealed.