Mumbai: Mumbaikars will have to brace for heatwave-like conditions in the days to come, as the mercury levels across the city are set to rise from Monday onwards. The Met office has predicted that the city is likely to be hotter in the next few days with temperatures likely to hover around 40°C.
On Sunday, the Santacruz observatory recorded the maximum temperature at 36.5°C, while Colaba observatory recorded 33.5°C. While the minimum temperature hovered around 24°C.
A senior Met official said the city has been witnessing a rise in temperature due to the ongoing transition period — a shift from winter to summer season. “In the coming days, the wind direction is expected to change from the existing north westernly to westernly into easternly,” said the official.