According to IMD’s predictions, Mumbai is most likely to face a warm week ahead.
Nandurbar, an area in the Nashik division recorded a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday. The North region of Maharashtra has been facing an unusual amount of heat at the beginning of March with Jalgaon at 38.8 degrees, Malegaon 37.4 degrees, and Nashik at 34.8 degrees.
For isolated places in northern districts of Madhya Maharashtra, the IMD issued a warning of thunderstorm and hailstorm. This will the second time that IMD has issued the same notice to this region.
The previous Sunday, IMD recorded the maximum temperature of 31.6 degrees Celsius at the Santacruz observatory which was 1.2 degrees below normal. The Colaba observatory recorded 31.7 degrees Celsius, which was 0.5 degrees above normal. The maximum temperature recorded in Navi Mumbai and Thane on Sunday was 36.2 degrees and 35 degrees.
Last week, the IMD officials issued a heat wave warning for isolated parts of the city after maximum temperature crossed 37 degrees Celcius. “The the wind pattern is expected to change and therefore we have forecast a rise in temperatures for the city,” said Nitha T, a scientist with IMD Mumbai.