IMD warns Mumbai of rising temperatures; lights showers in parts of MMR to bring brief relief

IMD warns Mumbai of rising temperatures; lights showers in parts of MMR to bring brief relief

With current soaring temperatures, IMD anticipates a drop after April 5.

As Mumbai braces for an impending temperature surge forecasted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), residents grapple with soaring temperatures, reaching 33° C at the Santacruz Observatory. IMD warns of further escalation, with Mumbai and Thane expecting peaks of 38-39° C. However, there's hope on the horizon as light rainfall is anticipated in neighbouring Thane and Palghar districts next week, providing relief from the persistent heatwave, as indicated by IMD's Yellow Alert.

Relief expected with neighbouring showers

Residents of Mumbai have been enduring scorching days, with the Santacruz Observatory recording a maximum temperature of 33° C on Wednesday. IMD Mumbai predicts that temperatures may escalate further in Mumbai and Thane, reaching up to 38-39°C.

Sushma Nair, a scientist at IMD Mumbai, highlighted the discomfort residents might face due to rising temperatures. However, the forecast suggests potential relief, with light showers in Thane and Palghar.

mumbai weather todayDespite the prospect of rainfall in neighbouring districts attributed to the convergence of moist and dry winds, meteorologists have ruled out rains in Mumbai. Meanwhile, a yellow alert has been issued for Nashik, Nandurbar, Dhule, and several Vidarbha districts over the weekend, warning of thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds.

While the heatwave persists with temperatures soaring above 40°C in various locations, IMD expects a decline in temperatures after April 5, owing to anticipated light rainfall and cloud cover. Skymet Weather Services predicts a further rise in temperatures in parts of Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal, with pre-monsoon activity expected to commence around April 8, extending over central, eastern, and southern regions for the next 4-5 days.

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