AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE

Mumbai: There will be no respite for Mumbaikars, as the relative humidity is very high and, to make matters worse, the mercury too will rise from today. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have predicted the city’s maximum temperature will hover around 34-37 degrees Celsius which will prevail for next three to four days.

“While the maximum temperature will be around 34 degrees Celsius, the minimum will rise to around 26 to 28 degrees Celsius, which will make the city even warmer. The hot weather is here to stay,” said IMD official.

The weathermen have highlighted mercury level in Vidarbha region is already above normal by two to three degree Celsius and is likely to remain the same or might even increase marginally over the next 24 hours. “The dry hot winds in these regions are likely to prevail till May 29,” added official.

According to Skymet Weather, a private weather forecasting agency, most parts of Maharashtra are observing warmer westerly-northwesterly winds, leading to increase in mercury levels. At present, a trough is extending from Chhattisgarh to South Peninsula across Vidarbha.“The coastal stations will face humid conditions during afternoon hours while comfortable conditions are likely to prevail during evening. Cities like Mumbai will see an uneasy humid afternoon.

However, moderate breeze will change the atmosphere by evening, bringing in some comfort,” said Mahesh Palawat, Director at Skymet. During the last 24 hours since Saturday, Mumbai recorded maximum temperature at 34.3 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25.5 degrees. Meanwhile Mumbai recorded more humid conditions with humidity levels at 91 per cent.

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