Temperature climbs as rain eludes Mumbai, air quality slumps | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: With no rainfall for the past couple of days, the maximum temperatures in the city have been rising. The higher temperatures also resulted in the city’s air quality index (AQI) to increase to 78, which is considered ‘satisfactory’, for the first time this monsoon. According to SAFAR, the city’s AQI has been under 50 since lockdown began, with isolated days of a ‘satisfactory’ AQI.
On Saturday, the IMD Santacruz observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 33.6°C. Similarly, Colaba recorded a maximum temperature of 33.2°C. The minimum temperatures of 26°C and 25.4°C at Colaba and Santacruz were also higher than normal.
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KS Hosalikar, deputy director, western region, IMD said, “Mumbaikars are currently experiencing a rise in temperature and high humidity for the last 4-5 days since there has been less rain… some rains with thunderstorms are expected. The weather is likely to remain like this for the next few days.”
The IMD has forecast partly cloudy skies with possibility of light rain or thundershowers towards the evening or night in the city and suburbs for the next 48 hours.

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