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Mumbai experienced its hottest day yet in March on Sunday with temperature rising by 4.7 degree Celsius from Saturday recording it at 37.8.
As per IMD-Mumbai, this was so far the hottest day in March this summer adding that Sunday's temperature was 6 degree Celsius above normal. However, humidity levels were extremely low, leading to hot but dry conditions.
The weather station at Santacruz recorded 37.8 degrees Celsius, 5.7 degrees Celsius above normal, and Colaba recorded 34.8 degrees Celsius, 4.1 degrees Celsius above normal. On Saturday, Santacruz and Colaba had recorded 33.1 degrees Celsius and 30.3 degrees Celsius, which were much closer to the normal mark.
Officials have also informed that the weather is said to continue in similar conditions in future with some fluctuations.
The humidity level during the day on Sunday was 85% at Colaba and 77% at Santacruz but by evening levels dropped to 65% at Colaba and just 15% at Santacruz.
Night temperatures were close to the normal mark at the suburbs as Santacruz recorded 20.8 degrees Celsius but it was 1.6 degrees Celsius above normal at Colaba at 23.5 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, Skymet, a private weather forecasting portal, predicted Mumbaikars can prepare to witness some light rains next week. Rainfall is expected only in the south Konkan region on the first day, followed by two days of isolated rainfall in most parts of Maharashtra.