Mumbai to experience dry weather conditions till Oct 29; winters might not bring relief
As per Regional Meteorological Centre's (RMC) latest report, parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and Thane, will likely undergo dry weather conditions for the next 4-5 days. Further, according to an IMD official, there might be a dip in Mumbai's minimum temperatures next week, given the changing wind patterns.
Moreover, a tweet by Weatherman of Mumbai suggests that this year's balmy October conditions were last recorded back in 2015 - which was considered as a 'super El Niño year'. But what is El Niño? It is a climate pattern which describes the unusual warming of surface waters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.
A former researcher from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), also mentioned that due to the impact of El Niño, Maharashtra may experience temperatures one or two degrees Celsius above normal, in the winter season between November and January. The El Niño effect started in July and is expected to continue till the early phase of next year, probably till March 2024, said researchers.
As per IMD Mumbai, the maximum temperature in the Santacruz area is expected to hover between 36°C to 23.4°C today. On the other hand, the maximum temperature in Colaba will stand near 35.5°C, while the minimum temperature is expected to be 25.6°C. Our advice to readers would be to stay hydrated, carry umbrellas and put on loads of sunscreen before going out!